COVID-19: Mandatory Guidelines for Visitors and Staff

Effective 5:00pm March 14, 2020, Dementia Care Facilities, Long Term Care Facilities, and Pediatric Transitional Care Homes have new screening and restriction requirements for staff and visitors.

Mandatory Guidelines for Visitors and Facility Staff

File a Complaint

NJDOH operates a 24-hour hotline at 800-792-9770 for complaints about health care facilities

File a complaint

Enforcement Actions

Health Facility Regulation

The New Jersey Department of Health regulates a wide range of health care settings for quality of care, such as hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living residences, ambulatory care centers, home health care, medical day care and others (complete list).

To ensure compliance with regulations, survey facilities investigate complaints and penalize facilities for non-compliance.

Finally, we certify aides and administrators in settings such as nursing homes to ensure their training, experience and background meet state standards.

Apply for a Credential

If you are interested in working in a health care facility, you might require a license or certification from the New Jersey Department of Health. Find out how to get certified.

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Consumer’s Guide

If you are a consumer searching for a health care facility or information about a facility, please see the Consumer’s Guide.

Click for health care facility performance information.

Last Reviewed: 4/21/2020