[CC 1961 §11.08; Ord. No. 305, 12-8-1948; Ord. No. 1404 §1, 2-4-1963]
The term "hospital" as used in this Section means any premises, building, or institution maintained for the medical treatment or physical care of the sick, aged, or infirmed, such as those ordinarily called hospitals, sanitariums or nursing homes.
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate, conduct, or maintain a hospital in the City of Berkeley without a license. Application for such license shall be made upon such forms as the Director of Finance may prescribe, and shall contain a statement of the location and bed capacity of such hospital.
The Chief of Police and Health Department shall examine the premises and verify the accuracy of the statements contained in the application upon the report of the Chief of Police and Health Department, if the application is found to be correct, the Director of Finance shall issue such license upon the payment of the license fee as prescribed.
If no license is obtained by any person so operating or maintaining a hospital on or before January thirty-first (31st) of any year, he/she shall be deemed delinquent, and the license fee shall be increased ten percent (10%) per month or part thereof that such delinquency shall continue thereafter. If any person begins the operation of a hospital after June thirtieth (30th) of any year, the license fee for the balance of the year shall be two dollars fifty cents ($2.50) for each bed so maintained therein.