10 Dec: Senate Approves Codey Package To Improve Critical Emergency Mental Health Care

TRENTON – The full Senate today voted with overwhelming support to approve a trio of bills sponsored by Senate President Richard J. Codey (D-Essex) that would provide substantial relief for patients seeking critical emergency mental health services.

“When a person seeks treatment in an emergency room for a mental health issue, it is usually because the situation has reached a critical point,” said Sen. Codey. “To then make these patients go days without any significant relief, is agonizing and counter to all that we have done over the last several years to try and improve access to mental health services in New Jersey. What these bills will do more than anything is standardize and streamline care so that patients get the crucial help they need, when they need it, not days later.”

14 May: Kenny Bill To Save Lives Through Education & Early Detection

TRENTON – Legislation, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Bernard F. Kenny, Jr., to extend the New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED) program’s coverage to provide treatment for colorectal and prostate cancers was approved by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee today.

“Cancer ranks second only to heart disease as a leading cause of death in the United States and that is why early detection and proper treatment are so important,” said Senator Kenny, D-Hudson. “This bill will help fund a truly comprehensive cancer program that encompasses the screening, diagnosis and treatment of breast, cervical, prostate and colorectal cancers. By taking a proactive role and extending the coverage that NJCEED provides, we can save lives and improve the quality of life for those in New Jersey.”