NJ Division of Consumer Affairs – Proposed HCSF Accreditation Regulations Released

The Division of Consumer Affairs has just released their proposed Health Care Service Firm Accreditation regulations!

Please note the following 3 excerpts:

      * Commencing with the first registration renewal after (12 months after the effective date of this amendment), and for every succeeding renewal, a health care service firm shall submit evidence that it is accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the [page=2761] Department of Human Services as an accrediting body for homemaker agencies participating in the Medicaid program, as set forth in N.J.A.C. 10:60-1.2.

       * Commencing (three years from the effective date of this rule), and every third year from that date, a health care service firm shall submit an audit to the Division that complies with the requirements of (b) below as part of the renewal of registration required under N.J.A.C. 13:45B-13.5.  (see full details in the attached regulation document)

        * The required audit consists of two parts, one evaluating the health care firm’s compliance with laws and rules and one evaluating its financial status.  The audit must be conducted by a licensed certified public accountant and must include a report regarding internal controls and management practices. 

Click Here to Download the Proposed Regulations

Comments are due by October 20, 2017.