45:1-64 Annual registration, report.
4. a. Each telemedicine or telehealth organization operating in the State shall annually register with the Department of Health.
b. Each telemedicine or telehealth organization operating in the State shall submit an annual report to the Department of Health in a manner as determined by the commissioner. The annual report shall include de-identified encounter data including, but not limited to: the total number of telemedicine and telehealth encounters conducted; the type of technology utilized to provide services using telemedicine or telehealth; the category of medical condition for which services were sought; the geographic region of the patient and the provider; the patient’s age and sex; and any prescriptions issued. The commissioner may require the reporting of any additional information as the commissioner deems necessary and appropriate, subject to all applicable State and federal laws, rules, and regulations for recordkeeping and privacy. Commencing six months after the effective date of Phamplet Law 2017, Chapter 117 (45:1-61 Definitions relative to telemedicine and telehealth. et al.), telemedicine and telehealth organizations shall include in the annual report, for each telemedicine or telehealth encounter: the patient’s race and ethnicity; the diagnostic codes; the evaluation management codes; and the source of payment for the encounter.
C. The Department of Health shall compile the information provided in the reports submitted by telemedicine and telehealth organizations pursuant to subsection b. of this section to generate Statewide data concerning telemedicine and telehealth services provided in the State. The department shall annually share the Statewide data with the Department of Human Services, the Department of Banking and Insurance, the Telemedicine and Telehealth Review Commission established pursuant to section 5 of Phamplet Law 2017, Chapter 117 (45:1-65 Telemedicine and Telehealth Review Commission.), State boards and other entities that, under Title 45 of the Revised Statutes, are responsible for the professional licensure, certification, or registration of health care providers in the State who provide health care services using telemedicine or telehealth pursuant to Phamplet Law 2017, Chapter 117 (45:1-61 Definitions relative to telemedicine and telehealth. et al.), and the Legislature pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1991, C. 164 (52:14-19.1 Submission of reports to the Legislature.). The department shall also transmit a report to the Legislature and the Telemedicine and Telehealth Review Commission that includes: an analysis of each rule and regulation adopted pursuant to subsection i. of section 2 of Phamplet Law 2017, Chapter 117 (45:1-62 Provision of health care through use of telemedicine, telehealth; requirements for provider.) by a State board or other entity responsible for the professional licensure, certification, or registration of health care providers in the State who provide health care services using telemedicine or telehealth; and an assessment of the effect that telemedicine and telehealth is having on health care delivery, health care outcomes, population health, and in-person health care services provided in facility-based and office-based settingS.
d. A telemedicine or telehealth organization that fails to register with the Department of Health pursuant to subsection a. of this section or that fails to submit the annual report required pursuant to subsection b. of this section shall be liable to such disciplinary actions as the Commissioner of Health may prescribe by regulation.
L.2017, C. 117, S.4.
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