New Jersey Bill Would Require Pressure Redistribution Mattresses in all Nursing Homes

Legislation that would require all New Jersey nursing homes to use pressure redistribution mattresses to reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers is headed to the Governor’s desk for signature. Th e bill, S-1517, would require nursing homes, beginning one year after the enactment of the legislation, to purchase pressure redistribution mattresses when replacing the mattresses used by nursing home residents. The bill would also require that all mattresses within a nursing home be switched to pressure redistribution mattresses within three years aft er the enactment of the bill.

Source:, February 5, 2009