ZWICKER, FREIMAN, DOWNEY MEASURE REQUIRING DOH TO LICENSE QUALIFYING HOSPITALS AS FULL SERVICE DIAGNOSTIC CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION PROVIDERS CLEARS ASSEMBLY

Looking to increase patients’ access to full-service, adult diagnostic cardiac catheterization services, a bill that would enable the Department of Health to license qualifying hospitals to provide these services was approved 69-3-5 Thursday by the full Assembly.

The measure (A-3769) is sponsored by Assembly Democrats Andrew Zwicker, Roy Freiman (D-Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset), and Joann Downey (D-Monmouth) who released the following joint statement:

            “This piece of legislation will help to give patients increased access to high-quality cardiac care services. This bill institutes quality and safety standards for more hospitals in our state and, by allowing them to perform elective angioplasty procedures, we are ensuring all of our residents are getting the highest level of care.”