January 8, 2002, the Legislature passed and the Acting
Governor approved P.L. 2001, c. 404, known as the Open
Public Records Act (OPRA), which enacted changes
in the law concerning public access to government records.
law will be effective July 7, 2002. This law expands
the publics right of access to government records
and facilitates the way in which that access is provided
by the custodian of those records.
Prior to submitting a request, it is recommended that you first take advantage of the records resources the Department of Health currently offers on its web site at www.nj.gov/health/.