Dear Midwife, your voice and your comment matter!!

Amendments to an NJ Administrative Code that addresses rules for Surgery, Special Procedures, and Anesthesia Services Performed in an Office Setting is in the comment period.

Proposed rule amendment 53 N.J.R. 12(a) looks at N.J.A.C. 13:35-4A. The rule amendment purpose is to promote the health, safety, and welfare of members of the general population who undergo surgery and special procedures, and receive anesthesia in an office setting. The Board is proposing to update Rule 4A based on evidence of the safety of abortion care.  “…current research and evidence-based trends in health care regulation, the Board preliminarily finds that current restrictions in Rule 4.2 are medically unnecessary, do not protect patients’ health or safety, and restrict access to abortion care in New Jersey.” 

You can make a difference in the care women of NJ receive. 

In order to ensure your comments are received, please send your comments concerning any rule proposals via email to

 Please include the following in your email:

  • Email Subject Line:  Rule Proposal Subject 53 N.J.R. 12(a) 
  • Email Body:   Comments to the Rule Proposal,  Name,  Affiliation, and Contact Information (email address and telephone number)

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