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DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES | Adjuster's Office

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
County Adjuster's Office

Lacy Schott, County Adjuster

PO Box 2900
Flemington, New Jersey 08822-2900
908-788-1469 * FAX 908-806-8081
adjuster@co.hunterdon.nj.us

The Hunterdon County Adjuster's Office is a statutory office authorized to act in cases of commitments or admission of persons to State, County or private hospitals for the mentally ill. It processes applications to the above named institutions, holds hearings to determine both the legal residence of the patient and the ability of relatives of the patient to contribute toward care and maintenance while hospitalized and presents cases relating to this work before the Courts.

The Adjuster's Office is responsible for collecting maintenance due to the County for the support of patients; auditing institutional and hospital bills, preparing billing to legally responsible relatives for maintenance charges; preparing cases for filing after final order of commitment has been processed by the Court; collects and/or supervises the collection of delinquent accounts, holds review hearings; prepares accurate reports containing findings, conclusions and recommendations, establishes and maintains records and files. The Office also schedules all judicial initial and review hearings held at the hospitals on behalf of the patient and prepares all Court Orders relative there.

 

 

 

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