[HISTORY: Adopted by the Bloomfield Board of Health 12-1-1976 as Ch. 5 of the 1976 Revised Ordinances (Ch. 288 of the 1987 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Child-care centers — See Ch. 607.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- BOARDING HOME FOR CHILDREN or BOARDING HOME
- Includes any privately owned dwelling or part of a dwelling or other place where one or more children under 16 years of age are placed or regularly received for any period of time, unattended by parent, adult relative or legal guardian, and foster parent care is provided, except those places which are operated, maintained, licensed or regulated or in which a child is placed pursuant to statute by:
- A. The State Board of Child Welfare.
- B. The State Board of Education.
- C. Any aid society of a properly organized and accredited church or fraternal society organized for aid and relief to its members.
- D. Any charitable society incorporated under the laws of this state having as one of its objects the prevention of cruelty to children or the care and protection of children.
No person shall conduct or maintain a boarding home for children without first obtaining a license from the Board of Health.
Every license issued under this chapter shall state the name of the licensee, the location of the premises and the maximum number and ages of children permitted.
The license shall be posted in a conspicuous place in the licensed premises.
Records of all issued licenses shall be kept by the Board of Health.
No greater number of children shall be kept at one time on the premises than is authorized in the license.
No variation of the ages of the boarded children from the ages stated in the license shall be permitted.
No children shall be kept in a building or place not designated in the license.
Every licensee shall maintain a register as provided in the State Sanitary Code, Chapter VI (N.J.A.C. 8:18-1.30). Additionally, the Board of Health may require further information to be maintained in said register.
Every licensee shall provide reports as set forth in the State Sanitary Code, Chapter VI (N.J.A.C. 8:18-1.32). Additionally, the Board of Health may require further information or further reports.
Any place licensed under the provisions of this chapter, and its records, shall be open to inspection at all times to duly authorized representatives of the Board of Health.
Such authorized persons shall visit and inspect the premises and investigate the manner of conducting such licensed boarding home. Such persons shall have the right to call for and examine the records required by these regulations to be kept and to inquire into all matters concerning such licensed premises and the children therein. It shall be the duty of the licensee to give all information to such person and afford them every reasonable facility for examining the records, inspecting the premises and seeing the inmates thereof.
A license issued under this chapter may be revoked or suspended by the Board of Health, after notice and hearing, for a violation of this chapter, the State Sanitary Code, Chapter VI (N.J.A.C. 8:18-1.1 et seq.), or any rules or regulations promulgated under this chapter or the State Sanitary Code, Chapter VI (N.J.A.C. 8:18-1.1 et seq.), or when the judgment of the Board of Health is such that the further operation of the boarding home for children is not conducive to the well-being of the children.