NJ CDS UPDATE: The New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety, Chief of Drug Control (CDS) is late in mailing the CDS renewal forms. The renewal forms should be mailed by the end of September (there will be a grace period but it has not yet been determined by the Department). Renewals will be able to be completed on line. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Society office.
October 13, 2016
6:00 pm Cocktail Reception
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Forsgate Country Club
375 Forsgate Drive
Monroe Township, NJ 08831
Program Description: Remaining current with the
changing body of knowledge concerning Clostridium
difficile, fungal infections, safe injection practices,
surgical site infections and emerging diseases such
as Zika are key to interrupting the spread of diseases
and the prevention of infections.
The CMS is making it easier for providers to waive out from meaningful use requirements of electronic health records amid a series of proposed changes to the 6-year-old $31.8 billion EHR incentive payment program. In December, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act, which expanded providers' eligibility for hardship exemptions to Stage 2 of the meaningful-use program.
Basically, the law provides the CMS with the authority to batch process hardship applications by categories instead of the case-by-case method used previously. To comply with the law, the CMS posted a new streamlined hardship application, reducing the amount of information that providers must submit to apply for an exception. Eligible professionals will have until March 15 to apply for an exemption.
If you have any questions, please contact Kern Augustine Conroy & Schoppmann, P.C. at 1-800-445-0954 or via email at
Hydrocodone Combination Products rescheduled as a Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substance, Effective October 6, 2014
Enterovirus‐D68 (EV‐D68) Frequently Asked Questions
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Clinical Guidelines for Initial Evaluation of Suspect Cases of Ebola Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Society office. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
New Jersey Department of Health Reminds Residents To Take
As expected, New Jersey is experiencing an increase in norovirus outbreaks and Health Commissioner Mary E. O'Dowd reminds residents to take precautions to protect their health. Colds and flu are not the only infections that thrive in the winter. Norovirus - sometimes called the stomach flu, viral gastroenteritis, or food poisoning - also likes the colder weather.
Noroviruses are the most common cause of gastroenteritis in the US. It is estimated that each year, more than 20 million cases of gastroenteritis are caused by norovirus. That means that 1 in every 15 Americans will become ill from norovirus each year. In New Jersey, approximately 100 norovirus outbreaks are reported to the health department each fall-winter season.
For additional information about norovirus please visit: nj.gov/health/cd/norovirus/index.shtml or www.cdc.gov/norovirus/index.html