Division of Health Facilities Evaluation and Licensing

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Ambulatory care facility: means a health care facility or a distinct part of a health care facility which provides preventative, diagnostic, and treatment services to persons who come to the facility to receive services and depart from the facility on the same day. (8:43A-1.3)

Home Health Agency: means a facility which is licensed by the New Jersey State Department of Health to provide preventative, rehabilitative, and therapeutic services to patients in the patient's home or place of residence. All home health agencies shall provide nursing, homemaker-home health aide, and physical therapy services. (8:42-1.2)

Home Health Agency Search by County will only yield facilities that are physically located in a specific county. In order to locate all counties served by specific home health agencies, click on the facility listing.

Hospice: means a program which is licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health to provide palliative services to terminally ill patients in the patients home or place of residence, including medical, nursing, social work, volunteer and counseling services. (8:42C-1.2)

Hospital: means an institution, whether operated for profit or not, whether maintained, supervised or controlled by an agency of the Government of the State or any county or municipality or not, which maintains and operates facilities for the diagnosis, treatment or care of two or more non-related individuals suffering from illness, injury or deformity and where emergency, out-patient, surgical, obstetrical, convalescent or other medical and nursing care is rendered for periods exceeding 24 hours. (8:43G-1.2)

Hospitals shall be further classified as: (8:43G-1.3)

  1. General Acute Care hospital, which shall include any hospital which maintains and operates organized facilities and services for the diagnosis, treatment or care of persons suffering from acute illness, injury or deformity and in which all diagnosis, treatment and care are administered by or performed under the direction of persons licensed to practice medicine or osteopathy in the State of New Jersey;
  2. Special hospital, which shall include any hospital which assures provision of comprehensive specialized diagnosis, care, treatment and rehabilitation where applicable on an in-patient basis for one or more specific categories of patients; and
  3. Psychiatric hospital, which shall include any hospital which assures provision of comprehensive specialized diagnosis, care, treatment and rehabilitation where applicable on an in-patient basis for patients with primary psychiatric diagnoses.

Hospital-based off-site ambulatory care service facility: means an ambulatory care service facility which has met the criteria as set forth in N.J.A.C. 8:43G-2.11 ( c) to be classified as same and which has applied for and received a license authorizing the facility to operate as a hospital-based off-site ambulatory care service facility. (8:43G-1.2)

Maternal and Child Health Consortium (MCHC): means a voluntarily formed non-profit organization, incorporated under Section 501( c) (3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, consisting of all inpatient, ambulatory perinatal and pediatric care providers and related community organizations in a maternal and child health service region, licensed as a central service facility by the Department of Health. (8:35A-1.2)

Rehabilitation Hospital: means a facility licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health to provide comprehensive rehabilitation services to patients for the alleviation or amelioration of the disabling effects of illness. Comprehensive rehabilitation services are characterized by the coordinated delivery of multidisciplinary care intended to achieve the goal of maximizing the self-sufficiency of the patient. A rehabilitation hospital is a facility licensed to provide only comprehensive rehabilitation services or is a distinct unit providing only comprehensive rehabilitation services located in a licensed health care facility. (8:43H-1.3)

Drug abuse treatment facility [hospital based and ambulatory primary care facilities with additional services]: Please note: the Department of Human Services, Division of Addiction Services, licenses all residential and most ambulatory substance abuse treatment facilities.

 

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