Bill Text: NJ A5184 | 2018-2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires Department of Health to annually report on health and well-being of individuals with autism spectrum disorders.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-11 - Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee [A5184 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2018-A5184-Introduced.html

ASSEMBLY, No. 5184

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

218th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED MARCH 11, 2019

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman  VALERIE VAINIERI HUTTLE

District 37 (Bergen)

Assemblyman  P. CHRISTOPHER TULLY

District 38 (Bergen and Passaic)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman Jasey

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Requires Department of Health to annually report on health and well-being of individuals with autism spectrum disorders.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act requiring the Department of Health to annually report on the health and well-being of individuals with autism spectrum disorders, and supplementing Title 26 of the Revised Statutes.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    a.  No later than December 31 of each calendar year, the Department of Health shall report to the Legislature, pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1991, c.164 (C.52:14-19.1), on the health and well-being of individuals with autism spectrum disorders.  The report shall contain full and substantive analysis, in addition to statistical information, and shall contain:

     (1)   updates on the health and well-being of individuals with autism spectrum disorders in New Jersey;

     (2)   a summary of the actions that the State is taking to improve the health and well-being of individuals with autism spectrum disorders in New Jersey; and

     (3)   suggestions for how the State may further improve the health and well-being of individuals with autism spectrum disorders in New Jersey.

     b.    As used in this section, the term "autism spectrum disorders" means any one of the several conditions classified under pervasive developmental disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM IV-TR) or the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM), including: autistic disorder; Asperger's disorder; childhood disintegrative disorder; pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified or unspecified pervasive developmental disorder; fragile X syndrome, to the extent that the condition is comorbid with pervasive developmental disorder; Rett's disorder, to the extent that the condition is comorbid with pervasive developmental disorder; autism spectrum disorder; and any equivalent conditions as classified under any version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) or the International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification (ICD-CM) published on or after January 1, 2000.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect 180 days after the date of enactment.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill requires the Department of Health to annually report, in writing, to the Legislature on the health and well-being of individuals with autism spectrum disorders.  The report, to be submitted by December 31st of each year, is required to contain: (1) updates on the health and well-being of individuals with autism spectrum disorders in New Jersey; (2) a summary of the actions that the State is taking to improve the health and well-being of individuals with autism spectrum disorders in New Jersey; and (3) suggestions for how the State may further improve the health and well-being of individuals with autism spectrum disorders in New Jersey, as well as any other information the Commissioner deems appropriate.

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