13 Nov: Karcher Bill To Aid Parents Paying For Early Intervention Advances

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senator Ellen Karcher which would require the Department of Health and Senior Services to apply for federal Medicaid waivers to offset the cost of early intervention (EI) services for infants and toddlers was unanimously approved by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

“For children born with developmental disabilities, early intervention is their best shot to make necessary developmental progress and prepare them for daily life later on,” said Senator Karcher, D-Monmouth and Mercer. “EI has performed miracles for so many kids who might otherwise languish without a disciplined cognitive regimen. We must do whatever we can to ensure that parents of developmentally disabled children have access to these wonderful programs.”

26 Sep: Madden/Bryant Measure To Help Combat Kidney Disease Is Now Law

WILLIAMSTOWN – A measure sponsored by Senators Fred H. Madden and Wayne R. Bryant that would require clinical laboratories to help with early kidney disease detection by monitoring creatinine levels in patients blood was signed into law today by Governor Richard J. Codey at the St. Matthew’s Baptist Church Community Development Center.

“Early detection is the key to ending the scourge of kidney disease,” said Senator Madden, D-Camden and Gloucester. “Identifying kidney disease in its earliest stages will allow patients to receive the treatment they need to stall the disease and enable them to lead longer, healthier lives.”