AARP applauds Governor Chris Christie for enacting into law S291/A1464, bi-partisan legislation authorizing health care providers in New Jersey to deliver health care services through the use of telehealth and telemedicine. The new law will go a long way towards ensuring that the practice of telemedicine, which is transforming healthcare across the nation, will be implemented in New Jersey in ways that help to improve the health care experiences of patients, and their family caregivers. As we have seen in other states, telehealth technologies are important tools in supporting people’s desire to live independently in their homes and communities as they age.
This new law moves the state in the right direction and allows telehealth and telemedicine to become an accessible, affordable option for millions of New jersey residents.
AARP also commends the hard work of bill sponsors Senators Joseph Vitale, Jim Whelan, Diane Allen, and Shirley K. Turner and Assembly Members Pamela Lampitt, Craig Coughlin, Herb Conaway, Jr., Valerie Huttle, Joseph Lagana, Paul Moriarty, and Raj Mukherji for their championship of the legislation.
Director of Communications and Engagement