A 5369 “Patient Protection Act”; establishes requirements concerning the transfer and referral of certain patients receiving health care services

A 5369

“Patient Protection Act”; establishes requirements concerning the transfer and referral of certain patients receiving health care services

NJEA supports A-5369 (Chiaravalloti, Vainieri Huttle, Pinkin). This bill establishes requirements concerning the transfer and referral of patients who are being transferred to an out-of-state facility.  When a patient is transferred to an out-of-state health care facility, patients need to understand their rights and potential financial obligations. This bill provides individuals the information and protections they need to make those decisions.

Patients who have information about the care available to them, the options available to them, and the possible costs associated with the care can make informed decisions.  This consumer protection will help individuals know what to expect when they are considering a transfer to an out-of-state facility, as well as other options available to them.

NJEA supports this bill.

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