New Jersey Revised Statutes § 30:6f-1 - Findings, Declarations Relative To Traumatic Brain Injury

30:6F-1. Findings, declarations relative to traumatic brain injury
1.The Legislature finds and declares that:

a.The Brain Injury Association of New Jersey has identified traumatic brain injury as the leading cause of death and disability among children and young adults in this country;

b.Since the late 1970's, advances in medical technology have enabled many persons with severe brain injury to survive these injuries;

c.Persons with brain injury may need specialized rehabilitation programs and other services geared to the specific needs of these individuals in order to live their lives to the maximum potential;

d.Most forms of insurance, both public and private, that are available to people with brain injury do not cover the rehabilitative and long-term care needs of these individuals;

e.People with brain injury and their families too often must choose between financial hardship and discontinuing critical treatment and services due to the substantial long term costs not paid for by their insurance coverage; and

f.Providing treatment methods and services to people with brain injury must be a priority for the State.


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