[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Borough of Rockaway 6-1-1982 by Ord. No. 3-82. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Health and sanitation — See Ch. 261.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- DAY-CARE CENTER
- Includes any privately operated establishment where five or more children under the age of six years of age are placed or are regularly received during the day for any period of time while parents are at work or otherwise engaged. The term "day-care center" shall not include:
- A. Public or private foster homes, group homes, residential treatment centers and children's shelters.
- B. Any children's home, orphan asylum, children's aid society or society for the prevention of cruelty to children subject to supervision by the State Department of Human Services, except in the conduct of a philanthropic day-care center.
All day-care centers shall be required to register annually with the Board of Health of the Borough of Rockaway. Such registration shall be on forms provided by the Board of Health and shall contain such information as may be required by the Board of Health and shall be signed by the registrant or a duly authorized representative thereof.
All registered day-care centers shall be open to reasonable inspections conducted by the Board of Health of the Borough of Rockaway to determine whether the operation and maintenance of the facilities are in conformity with applicable state and municipal laws and regulations. The Board of Health shall make available to all day-care centers information containing said laws and regulations.
[Amended 12-11-2014 by Ord. No. 17-14]
The annual registration fee shall be $75, payable to the Board of Health of the Borough of Rockaway.
The Board of Health of the Borough of Rockaway shall have the authority to promulgate rules and regulations for the orderly conduct of day-care centers in furtherance of the purposes of this chapter. Any such rule or regulation so promulgated shall be in written form, and notice of such rule or regulation shall be posted on the municipal bulletin board. A copy of such rule or regulation shall be sent to all registered day-care centers and to any person requesting, in writing, to obtain copies of such rules and regulations. Any rule or regulation thus promulgated shall have the force of law as if originally incorporated in this chapter.
A day-care center shall be subject to a fine of no more than $100 for any violation of the provisions of this chapter or of any rule or regulation promulgated hereunder. A separate violation shall be deemed to have occurred on each day during which or while the violation continues.