Township of Bloomfield, NJ
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Bloomfield Board of Health 4-7-1982 (Ch. 296 of the 1987 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Boarding homes for children — See Ch. 596.
The Manual of Standards for Child-Care Centers for the Child from Two to Five (Revised 1981), as promulgated by the Division of Youth and Family Services, shall be and is hereby adopted and incorporated by reference into this chapter subject to the following changes, amendments and exceptions thereto, relative exclusively to those children within the two-month-to-two-year category.
The modifications to said manual are as follows:
A. 
Subchapter I, General Provisions.
(1) 
Legal authority.
(a) 
The words "four children between two months and two years of age" shall be substituted for the words "six or more children over the age of two years and under the age of five years."
(b) 
The words "Bloomfield Health Department" shall be substituted for the "New Jersey Department of Human Services."
(2) 
Definitions.
(a) 
Delete the words "age of two and under the age of five years" and substitute the words "two months and under the age of two years."
(b) 
Delete the word "six" and substitute "four."
(c) 
"Department" in (e) means the Bloomfield Health Department.
(d) 
Delete in Section (k) "bureau" and substitute "Health Department."
B. 
Subchapter II, Licensing Procedures.
(1) 
Delete "bureau" and substitute "Health Department" in Sections a and b. Delete "$75" and substitute "$25."
(a) 
A late fee of $10 will be assessed for each license renewal application received on or after April 1.
[Added 12-6-1994]
(2) 
Delete the words "the Treasurer, State of New Jersey" and substitute "the Bloomfield Health Department."
(3) 
Issuance of License. Delete the word "Bureau" and substitute "Bloomfield Health Department."
(4) 
Delete the word "three" and substitute "one" in one and two.
(5) 
Causes for Denial, Suspension or Revocation of a License. Delete the word "Bureau" and substitute "Bloomfield Health Department." Section (c): Delete the words "State of New Jersey" and substitute the "Bloomfield Health Department."
(6) 
Administrative Hearings. Delete entire section.
C. 
Subchapter III and Subchapter IV. Delete the word "Bureau" and substitute the "Bloomfield Health Department."
D. 
Subchapter IV. Staff/child ratio:
Under 12 weeks
3 children
1 staff member
12 weeks through 2 years
3 children
1 staff member
E. 
Subchapter V and Subchapter VI. Delete the word "Bureau" and substitute the "Bloomfield Health Department."
F. 
Subchapter VI, Program Requirements.
[Amended 10-18-2012 by Ord. No. 005-2012]
(2)
Program equipment for children’s daily activities.
(a)
The center shall provide a supply of age-appropriate and developmentally appropriate program equipment, including play equipment, child-size furniture and supplies that are:
1.
Sufficient to meet the daily activity needs of the children and the program; and
2.
Nontoxic and safe for use by children in the age groups served.
3.
Toys should be approved by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.
4.
Separate parts of toys should be no smaller than two by two inches to avoid accidental swallowing.
(3)
Food and nutrition.
G. 
Subchapter VII, Health Requirements.
[Amended 10-18-2012 by Ord. No. 005-2012]
(4)
Health requirements for staff members.
(a)
Prior to beginning work at the center, each staff member shall take a Mantoux tuberculin skin test with five TU (tuberculin units) of PPD tuberculin, except that the staff member shall have a chest x-ray taken if he or she has had a previous positive Mantoux tuberculin test. The staff member shall submit to the center written documentation of the results of the test and/or x-ray within five business days upon date of hire. The center will be charged a violation fee for each staff member who does not have a Mantoux tuberculin skin test and/or chest x-ray report on record. This will be conducted in accordance with Chapter 578, Article V.
1.
If the Mantoux tuberculin test result is insignificant [zero to nine millimeter (mm) of induration], no further testing shall be required. The Health Department or center may at any time require a staff member to retake the Mantoux tuberculin test if there is a reason to believe or suspect that the staff member may have contracted tuberculosis or if the New Jersey Department of Health recommends retesting.
2.
If the Mantoux tuberculin skin test is significant (10 or more mm of induration), the individual shall have a chest x-ray taken within seven business days. If the chest x-ray shows significant results, the staff member shall not come in contact with the children unless he or she submits to the center a written statement from a health care provider certifying that he or she poses no threat of tuberculosis contagion.
(c)
The center shall maintain on file at the center the results of each staff member’s:
1.
Mantoux tuberculin test and/or chest x-ray; and
[Added 11-5-1987; amended 12-6-1994]
Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to the provisions of Chapter 578, Article V.