City of Hoboken, NJ
Hudson County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Hoboken 1-7-1959.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
[1]
Editor's Note: The provisions of this chapter are derived from Section 6.06 of Ch. 6 of the former Revised Ordinances of the City of Hoboken, New Jersey, adopted 1-7-1959 by Ord. No. 123.

§ 53-1 Public Health Nursing Service Agency established.

[Amended 9-21-1966 by Ord. No. 275]
There is hereby established in and for the City of Hoboken an official, generalized Public Health Nursing Service Agency, to be known as the "Public Health Nursing Service of Hoboken."

§ 53-2 Administration and control.

[Amended 9-21-1966 by Ord. No. 275; 11-4-1987 by Ord. No. V-140]
The administration and control of the service hereby created and established shall be under the direction and supervision of the Director of the Division of Human Resources[1] and the Executive Officer of the Board of Health of the City of Hoboken.
[1]
Editor's Note: As to the Division of Human Resources, see Ch. 4, Administration, Department of, Art. IV.

§ 53-3 Objectives.

[Amended 9-21-1966 by Ord. No. 275]
The objectives of the service are:
A. 
To provide skilled nursing services and other therapeutic services.
B. 
To care for the sick.
C. 
To promote health, individual, family and community.
D. 
To prevent disease by teaching the practice of health, hygiene and sanitation.
E. 
To carry through effectively such policies as are recommended by the National Organization for Public Health Nursing.

§ 53-4 Citizen's Advisory Board.

[Amended 11-4-1987 by Ord. No. V-140]
There is hereby established a Citizens Advisory Board, to consist of not less than 15 nor more than 30 members, who shall serve in an advisory capacity for this agency. Members of the Board shall be appointed by the Director of the Division of Human Resources and shall serve without compensation.

§ 53-5 Medical Advisory Board.

[Amended 11-4-1987 by Ord. No. V-140]
In order to effectively carry out a liaison with local practicing physicians and this Agency, there is hereby established and created a Medical Advisory Board, consisting of as many local physicians as may be deemed necessary to effectively carry out and determine the medical policies under which the home nursing care program is to be administered and also to assist in the interpretation of the service to the medical profession. The members shall be appointed by the Director of the Division of Human Resources and shall serve without compensation.

§ 53-6 Personnel; standards of qualification; duties.

A. 
There are hereby created and established the following positions:
(1) 
One Public Health Nursing Supervisor, who shall be appointed by the Director of the Division of Human Resources.
[Amended 11-4-1987 by Ord. No. V-140]
(2) 
Three public health nurses.
(3) 
One Clerk-Stenographer.
B. 
All of the foregoing personnel shall possess the standards of qualifications that coincide with those currently recommended by the National Organization of Public Health Nursing.
C. 
The duties of the aforesaid paid personnel shall consist of carrying through effectively the nursing policies recommended by the National Organization for Public Health Nursing and performing such other services as may be required of them by the Director of the Division of Human Resources and the Executive Officer of the Board of Health of the City of Hoboken.
[Amended 11-4-1987 by Ord. No. V-140]

§ 53-7 Services by contract.

[Amended 11-4-1987 by Ord. No. V-140]
The Director of the Division of Human Resources is hereby empowered to engage, by contract or otherwise, the services of the personnel and assistance of such kindred agency or agencies to the one herein established that may be deemed necessary for the supervision and instruction of the paid personnel of the Agency herein established in order to effectuate the policies and purposes of the Public Health Nursing Service of Hoboken.

§ 53-8 Disposition of money.

All moneys received by the Agency hereby established by way of reimbursement for services rendered shall be receipted and accounted for and turned over to the Treasurer of the City of Hoboken and deposited in the current revenues of the City of Hoboken.

§ 53-9 Operating regulations.

[Amended 11-4-1987 by Ord. No. V-140]
The Director of the Division of Human Resources, the Citizens Advisory Board and the Medical Advisory Board shall have the power to make such additional rules and regulations not inconsistent with the policy of the National Organization for Public Health Nursing that may be required for the proper functioning and operation of the Agency hereby created.