The New Jersey Legislature has concluded its lame duck session as of January 13, 2020 and will reconvene on January 27. I am still working on my list of priorities for the MTANJ and the industry, which includes Medicaid Crossover Funding, modifying the Department of Health stretcher requirements, uncompensated care programs and expanding the Department of Labor and Workforce Development MAVO Training Program. We look forward to a successful 2020!
We have been approved for the MAVO Training Grant for 2020 and encourage all members to participate in sending their employees through our program. For more information on the training program click here or please contact Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It continues to be an honor to serve as the President of the Medical Transportation Association of New Jersey (MTANJ) which began in 1976 and now has over 40 members. If you are not already a member of the MTANJ, please join us to help fight the ongoing issues facing our industry. Please do not hesitate to contact me at email@example.com with any questions or concerns. You can also contact our Associate Executive Director, Stephanie Summers at firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID-19: Information for Healthcare Professionals
Purpose: Due to their often extensive and close contact with vulnerable individuals in healthcare settings, NJDOH recommends a conservative approach to HCP monitoring and restrictions from work to quickly identify early symptoms and prevent transmission from potentially contagious HCP to patients, HCP, and visitors. Healthcare facilities (HCFs) should have a low threshold for evaluating symptoms and testing symptomatic HCP, particularly those who fall into the high- and medium-risk categories described in this guidance. HCFs, in consultation with public health authorities, should use clinical judgment as well as the principles outlined in this guidance to assign risk and determine need for work restrictions.
To help HCFs document and assess HCP risk and exposure, NJDOH has developed the below series of tools and checklists:
This document can be used to assess the type of potential exposure HCP may have experienced while caring for the COVID-19 patient and assign risk level (High, Medium, Low or No Risk). It also provides guidance on the management of exposed HCP.