Borough of Paramus, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Paramus 5-14-1969 by Ord. No. 608 (Ch. 6, Art. I, of the 1969 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Board of Health legislation — See Part III of this Code.
[Amended 2-8-2011 by Ord. No. 11-02]
The Department of Health and Human Services is hereby created. The Department shall have five divisions as follows:
A. 
Environmental Health.
B. 
Personal Health Services (Nursing).
C. 
Vital Statistics.
D. 
Health Education.
E. 
Human Services.
[Amended 2-8-2011 by Ord. No. 11-02]
A. 
The Department of Health and Human Services shall be overseen by the Board of Health which is created pursuant to N.J.S.A. 26:3-1 and shall have all of the powers enumerated in N.J.S.A. 26:3-2.
B. 
The Board of Health shall consist of five members. The Mayor shall nominate and, with the advice and consent of the Council, appoint the members of the Board of Health. Each member shall hold office for a term of three years, which term shall commence, except in the case of vacancies, on January 1. Each vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired portion of the term only.
It shall be the duty of the Board of Health of the Borough to keep full minutes of its proceedings and to make a report thereof to the Mayor and Council on the first day of January and July of each year. Said Board of Health shall also report to the Mayor and Council in detail the items of its expenses.
The Board of Health shall elect a President from among its own membership. It shall appoint a Secretary, Registrar of Vital Statistics, Clerk and Sanitary Inspector. The Board may also appoint such other officers and assistants as the Board may deem necessary. All appointees of the Board shall be governed by the rules of the Board, and they may be removed for cause by the Board.
The Board shall adopt and regulations for its own government and that of its officers and employees not inconsistent with law or the State Sanitary Code.
Members of the Police Department shall report to the Board every violation of any health ordinance which comes within their observation and knowledge.
The Board of Health shall not contract any debt or debts of any kind beyond the amount of appropriations made for its use by the Council.
[Added 12-20-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-30]
All licenses subject to the Board of Health's jurisdiction shall be subject to the same investigatory procedure as Chapter 191-3B of the Borough Code, except that the Board of Health has instituting authority for such investigations to the same (or greater extent) as the Borough Clerk.