Assembly Human Services Chairwoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Englewood) has called a hearing for Thursday after learning that new rules could knock 1,300 people out of New Jersey’s Traumatic Brain Injury Fund. Huttle says the impending rules that would limit whom the fund can help and concerns about how money has been spent.
“The services and therapies provided by this Fund are often the last chance for many brain injury victims to recover a normal life,” Huttle said. “Its intent is to help New Jerseyans suffering from a brain injury to obtain the services and support they need to live in the community, fostering their independence and maximizing quality of life. Any plan to change its intent is of great concern and needs a close look.”