UPDATE: A-2336 signed into law!
Today (January 8, 2018) was a good day for optometry in New Jersey. Governor Chris Christie signed into law A-2336. The bill removes unnecessary barriers that disrupt doctors’ ability to provide seamless, quality patient care, and puts patients and their doctors back in control of important health care decisions. For patients, the bill increases access to medical eye care, choice, and convenience.
The NJSOP worked on this legislation for over four years and there are many NJSOP members who helped craft the bill, helped to educate our legislators on the importance of this legislation, and reached out to write letters of support to the Assembly, Senate, and Governor’s office.
The passage of A-2336 is proof the NJSOP fights for it's members and the betterment of health care in New Jersey. There are many more hurdles to overcome and we need every OD in New Jersey to be part of the conversation in order for our collective voice to be heard.
If you are not a member of the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians we encourage you to join your colleagues by applying here. If you are a member of the NJSOP, we thank you for your continued support and involvement.
About A-2336: The bill allows for direct credentialing with a medical insurance provider without the requirement of joining a vision care plan; addresses non-covered services and lab choice restrictions.