New Jersey Senator Joseph Vitale [D]

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NJS3309EnrollEstablishes New Jersey Violence Intervention Program to fund violence reduction initiatives.
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2019-09-12
2nd Reading in the Senate on Concur. w/Governor's Recommend. (30-0)
NJS4114IntroRequires certain health care plans to be offered by SEHBP and local boards of education; requires SEHBP commission to establish employee contribution rates for certain plans; requires local boards of education provide certain information on health ca...
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2019-09-12
To Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee
NJSJR150IntroDesignates March 6 of each year as "Black Balloon Day" in NJ.
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2019-09-12
To Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee
NJS4111IntroAmends law to extend length of postpartum coverage for Medicaid services for eligible pregnant women to 180-day period.
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2019-09-12
To Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee
NJSJR149IntroPermanently designating January 18th as "Alexandra 'Alex' Scott Day" in New Jersey.
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2019-09-12
To Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee
NJS4113IntroRequires health insurers to limit copayments for insulin.
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2019-09-12
To Senate Commerce Committee
NJS4112IntroRevises identification badge requirements for hospital staff.
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2019-09-12
To Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee
NJS992IntroProhibits sale of tobacco products and electronic smoking devices at pharmacies and certain businesses with on-site pharmacies.*
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2019-09-10
To Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
NJS2830IntroRevises certain definitions in "Gestational Carrier Agreement Act."
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2019-09-10
Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
NJS3379IntroEstablishes "Comprehensive Geriatric Fall Prevention Pilot Program" in DHS; appropriates $11.7 million.*
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2019-09-10
To Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
NJS1647IntroProhibits use of coupons, price rebates, and price reduction promotions in sales of tobacco and vapor products.
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2019-09-10
Reported from Senate Committee with Amendments, 2nd Reading
NJS499PassProvides for improved system for eligibility determination for Medicaid and NJ FamilyCare.
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2019-08-23
Approved P.L.2019, c.246.
NJS1948PassMakes Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training Provider Demonstration Project permanent and renames program.
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2019-08-23
Approved P.L.2019, c.253.
NJS2321EngrossAuthorizes public libraries to maintain supply of opioid antidotes and permits emergency administration of opioid antidote by librarian or other trained library employee.
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2019-08-23
To Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee
NJS2049EngrossAuthorizes psychiatric advanced practice nurses to complete certain certificates required for involuntary commitment to treatment.
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2019-08-23
To Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee
NJA5527PassRequires certain long-term care facilities to submit outbreak response plan to DOH.
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2019-08-15
Approved P.L.2019, c.243.
NJS984PassEstablishes certain requirements, including allowable fees, for provision of medical records to patients, legally authorized representatives, and authorized third parties.
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2019-08-09
Approved P.L.2019, c.217.
NJS3334PassExempts certain surgical technologists from general educational and training requirements.
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2019-08-09
Approved P.L.2019, c.226.
NJS2861PassRequires health curriculum for public school students in grades kindergarten through 12 to include instruction on mental health.*
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2019-08-09
Approved P.L.2019, c.222.
NJA5021PassRequires Medicaid coverage for group prenatal care services under certain circumstances.
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2019-08-09
Approved P.L.2019, c.237.
NJA312PassRequires certain health care facilities to provide information concerning palliative care and hospice care services.
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2019-08-09
Approved P.L.2019, c.227.
NJA5392PassEstablishes new liability standards in sexual abuse lawsuits filed against public entities and public employees.
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2019-08-09
Approved P.L.2019, c.239.
NJS3312PassRequires certain hospitals to provide hospital-based or hospital-linked violence intervention programs, in order to be designated as Level One or Level Two trauma centers.
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2019-08-05
Approved P.L.2019, c.209.
NJS954PassEnters New Jersey in enhanced multistate Nurse Licensure Compact.*
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2019-07-19
Approved P.L.2019, c.172.
NJA4744PassRequires DHS to ensure medication assisted treatment benefits under Medicaid program are provided without the imposition of prior authorization requirements.
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2019-07-15
Approved P.L.2019, c.163.
NJA4430Pass"Linda's Law"; prohibits electric public utilities from discontinuing service to customers using life-sustaining equipment with verification of use of equipment.
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2019-07-05
Approved P.L.2019, c.154.
NJA20PassRevises requirements to authorize and access medical cannabis; establishes Cannabis Regulatory Commission; revises permit requirements for alternative treatment centers; and establishes additional legal protections for patients and caregivers.
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2019-07-02
Approved P.L.2019, c.153.
NJA5499PassAuthorizes DOBI to establish State-based exchange for certain health insurance plans; requires DHS to apply for federal funds for integration of Medicaid eligibility platform and exchange.**
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2019-06-28
Approved P.L.2019, c.141.
NJS1048IntroConcerns payment of independent contractors.*
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2019-06-27
Senate Amendment (27-0) (Vitale)
NJS49IntroAuthorizes DOBI to establish State-based exchange for certain health insurance plans; requires DHS to apply for federal funds for integration of Medicaid eligibility platform and exchange.**
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2019-06-27
Substituted by A5499 (ACS/2R)
NJS3900IntroRequires certain long-term care facilities to submit outbreak response plan to DOH.
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2019-06-27
Substituted by A5527 (2R)
NJS4008IntroDirects Commissioner of Health to establish public awareness campaign concerning importance of vaccinations.
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2019-06-24
To Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee
NJS4003IntroEstablishes "NJ One Health Task Force."
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2019-06-24
To Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee
NJS498EngrossMakes various changes to "Criminal Injuries Compensation Act of 1971."
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2019-06-20
To Assembly Judiciary Committee
NJS2682IntroRequires certain health care facilities to provide information concerning palliative care and hospice care services.
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2019-06-20
Substituted by A312 (2R)
NJS3029Intro"Linda's Law"; prohibits electric public utilities from discontinuing service to customers using life-sustaining equipment with verification of use of equipment.
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2019-06-20
Substituted by A4430/4555 (ACS/1R)
NJSR126PassUrges CDC to adopt uniform data system to collect information on maternal mortality.
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2019-06-20
Filed with Secretary of State
NJS3739IntroEstablishes new liability standards in sexual abuse lawsuits filed against public entities and public employees.
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2019-06-20
Substituted by A5392 (1R)
NJS20IntroRevises requirements to authorize and access medical cannabis; establishes Cannabis Regulatory Commission; revises permit requirements for alternative treatment centers; and establishes additional legal protections for patients and caregivers.
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2019-06-20
Substituted by A20
NJS491IntroRequires public and nonpublic secondary schools to annually conduct written or verbal substance use screening on all students using a particular screening program.
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2019-06-17
To Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
NJS1000IntroRequires health benefits coverage for juvenile depression screenings.
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2019-06-17
To Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
NJS2427IntroRequires DOH to license certain qualifying hospitals to provide full service adult diagnostic cardiac catheterization, primary angioplasty, and elective angioplasty services.*
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2019-06-17
Reported from Senate Committee with Amendments, 2nd Reading
NJS3813IntroExpands "Law Against Discrimination" to apply to health programs and activities and to prohibit discrimination based on association with individuals in protected classes.
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2019-06-17
Reported from Senate Committee with Amendments, 2nd Reading
NJSCR175IntroAmends Constitution to prohibit denial of coverage by certain health insurers based on preexisting conditions.
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2019-06-13
To Senate Commerce Committee
NJS3405IntroRequires Medicaid coverage for group prenatal care services under certain circumstances.
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2019-06-10
Substituted by A5021 (2R)
NJA10EngrossRevises requirements to authorize and access medical cannabis; establishes Cannabis Regulatory Commission; revises permit requirements for alternative treatment centers; and establishes additional legal protections for patients and caregivers. *
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2019-06-06
Received in the Assembly, 2nd Reading on Concurrence
NJS626IntroClarifies prohibition on preexisting condition exclusions in health insurance policies.
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2019-06-03
To Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
NJS993IntroAuthorizes expedited partner therapy, under which sexual partners or patients diagnosed with sexually transmitted disease are treated without prior clinical examination.
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2019-06-03
To Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
NJS1961Intro"Consumer Access to Health Care Act"; eliminates requirement of joint protocol with physician for advanced practice nurses to prescribe medication.
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2019-06-03
Reported from Senate Committee with Amendments, 2nd Reading
NJS3806IntroEstablishes open enrollment period under Individual Health Coverage Program.
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2019-06-03
Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
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