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New Jersey Governor Signs Bill Requiring ‘Title 26 Hospitals’ to Report Demographic Data on COVID-19

  • April 23, 2020

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has signed a bill requiring hospitals licensed under New Jersey Statutes Title 26 to report demographic data on COVID-19 cases.

To the extent they have not already done so, hospitals affected by the new law should initiate data collection protocols on the demographics of COVID-19 patients by including age, ethnicity, gender, and race. Covered hospitals also must report the number of individuals who attempt to get treatment for COVID-19, who are admitted for treatment for COVID-19, and who attempt to get tested for COVID-19 but are turned away.

For details of the new law, see our article, New Jersey Legislature Passes Bill Requiring Hospitals to Report Demographic Data on COVID-19.

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