Bill Introduced to Allow Hospital Patients With Developmental Disabilities to Designate Companion for Stay


Assembly Bill 4608, introduced in the New Jersey General Assembly and referred to the Health Committee on September 22, 2022, would allow hospital patients with developmental disabilities to designate a family member, guardian, direct support professional, or another caregiver to accompany the patient throughout the hospital stay except when patient is undergoing a surgical procedure and would be endangered by the presence of the designated person. The patient or the patient’s parent or guardian may elect, at any time, to change the designation.

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For more information, contact:
John D. Fanburg, Chair | 973.403.3107 |
Edward Hilzenrath | 973.403.3114 |
Vanessa Coleman | 973.364.5208 |

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