!!NEW!! – Proposed Amendments to Licensing Regulations for Residential Settings


The Department of Human Services has published proposed amendments to the three regulations governing different licensed settings. These are:

The Department is proposing amendments to update the rules governing these Community Residences to be consistent with best practices and to include provisions for the Fee-for-Service Initiative; the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ guidelines for funding; the Central Registry of Offenders against Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (N.J.S.A. 30:4D-77); P.L. 2017, c. 328 (an act concerning background checks and licensing of certain entities); Stephen Komninos’ Law (P.L. 2017, c. 238); and updated organizational changes. To that end, the Department is proposing substantive amendments to these chapters.

The rule proposals are available online on the Department of Human Services’ Proposed Rules and Amendments website, or can be found in the New Jersey Register’s June 20, 2022 edition, 54 NJR 1117(a); 54 NJR 1137(a); and 54 NJR 1146(a).

Interested stakeholders are encouraged submit comments during the public comment period which is open through August 20, 2022. Comments are to be submitted in writing during that time period and be directed to:


Douglas Swan

Office of Program Integrity and Accountability

Department of Human Services

PO Box 700

Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0700