By: Cristina N. Hyde, JD
On July 13, 2021, the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) adopted new regulations that require all telemedicine and telehealth organizations providing services in New Jersey to submit a registration application before October 15, 2021. The newly codified Registration Standards for Telemedicine and Telehealth Organizations (N.J.A.C. 8:53) implement certain provisions of the 2017 New Jersey Telemedicine and Telehealth Act (N.J.S.A. § 45:1:61 et seq.).
Affected entities include organizations whose primary purpose is the administration of services in furtherance of telemedicine or telehealth. Healthcare facilities who provide in-person services and merely use telemedicine or telehealth in addition to in-person evaluations, are not subject to the new provisions. Those who fail to register by October 15, 2021, will face enforcement actions which include monetary penalties or suspension. Thereafter annual registration and fees are required and any changes to information provided on licensure applications must be reported within five business days of the change through an amended application.
You can find more information on New Jersey’s Telemedicine and Telehealth Organization Registry website. Meanwhile, if you have any questions about the new telemedicine and telehealth registration requirements, Contact Us.