Legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer (R-Ocean) that establishes a physician loan redemption program for certain specialties was passed by the full Senate today. The bill is based on a recommendation in a report issued by the New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals that said loan forgiveness is one of the top factors that medical residents look for in determining a practice.
The report found New Jersey is facing significant future shortages in both primary care and several specialty areas. In eleven years there is a projected 12 percent shortfall in the physician supply versus the likely population demand for services.
“It’s critical we take steps now to attract more doctors to New Jersey and draw more physicians to needed specialties,” said Singer. “Incentives like loan redemption programs are a great start to making our communities more competitive in attracting and retaining the best-trained physicians in the fields needed most.
Singer Bill to Establish Procedures and Certification Program for Mold Inspection, Remediation Advanced by Senate Committee
Legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer that would help assure best practices are utilized in the inspection and cleanup of mold in residential buildings and school facilities was advanced Thursday by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee. The measure would also establish a certification program for mold abatement and inspection workers
“In the aftermaths of Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy many property owners have been left to deal with mold after moving back into flooded out homes,” said Singer (R-Monmouth, Ocean). “By establishing clear procedures for mold inspection and remediation, families will be better informed about the safety of their home and can have greater assurance that work performed on their home is done properly.”
A bill sponsored by Senators Robert Singer and Jennifer Beck establishing a “Bill of Rights” for residents of Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) was signed into law today by Gov. Chris Christie.
“This legislation gives our senior residents appropriate rights and respect during what can be incredibly vulnerable times in their lives,” said Singer (R-Monmouth, Ocean). “A person’s right to manage key decisions about their healthcare is imminently personal and must be treated with respect.”
“This bill establishes clear responsibilities concerning what care, information and basic living accommodations CCRC’s are required to provide,” added Beck (R-Monmouth). “By assuring patients have access to their medical information it empowers them to take part in choices that directly affect their care and quality of life.”
Senator Robert Singer (R-Monmouth) issued the following statement today following an announcement from the Christie Administration that two Manasquan businesses damaged by Superstorm Sandy were awarded grants to aid their recovery.
“I hope that with this funding these two businesses will be able to flourish and serve residents here for years to come,” said Singer. “These types of dedicated local businesses are key to helping our entire community make a full recovery from Sandy.”
Legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer (R-Ocean) that establishes a physician loan redemption program for certain specialties was passed by the Senate Education Committee today. The bill is based on a recommendation in a report issued by the New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals that said loan forgiveness is one of the top factors that medical residents look for in determining a practice.
“By providing these incentives we can attract more doctors to needed specialties and assure New Jersey residents aren’t left with insufficient care,” said Singer. “With a growing demand for doctors and predicted shortage in many specialties in the next decade we have to act now to attract the best-trained physicians.”
Senator Robert Singer (R-30) helped Lakewood’s Leisure Village celebrate the community’s 50th anniversary by giving the keynote speech during a brunch at Dorchester Hall on August 9, 2013.
Legislators representing areas of the Jersey Shore that were hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy have questioned whether a constitutional amendment that would dedicate $200 million annually for open space preservation may come at the expense of ongoing Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts in future years. Senators Robert Singer (R-30), Christopher Connors (R-9) and Jim Holzapfel (R-10) issued the following statement questioning the inflexibility of the open space funding plan:
“We’ve heard for years how tight the state’s budget situation is, so we are extremely concerned that the constitutional dedication of $200 million of state revenue annually to open space preservation will come at the expense of other critical needs like continuing Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.
Legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer to eliminate a costly state mandate requiring all full-time college students in New Jersey maintain health insurance coverage was advanced by the full Senate today.
“Rising tuition costs have already forced too many students to drop out of college or forgo higher education at all,” said Singer (R-Monmouth, Ocean.) “Students are paying tens of thousands of dollars for a degree and shouldn’t have colleges tacking on peripheral mandates that only increase their financial burden.”
Legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer (R-Monmouth, Ocean) to provide emergency responders with critical health information about injured motorists was unanimously advanced by the full Senate on Thursday.
Senator Singer’s S-71 would give interested motorists a yellow sticker to place on their vehicle to alert emergency responders that there is vital health information stored in the vehicle’s glove box.
Senate Committee Advances Singer Bill to End Costly Health Insurance Mandate for New Jersey College Students
Legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer to eliminate a costly state mandate requiring all full-time college students in New Jersey maintain health insurance coverage was approved Thursday by the Senate Higher Education Committee.
“Families and students are already struggling with the rising costs of college and should not have to face additional, burdensome state mandates,” said Singer (R-Monmouth, Ocean.) “By lowering financial burdens, New Jersey’s college students are better poised to finish their degrees and become our next generation of leaders.”