Borough of Runnemede, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Runnemede 11-25-1998 by Ord. No. 98-17 (Ch. 74A of the 1970 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Massage establishments — See Ch. 246.
Tattoos and body piercing — See Ch. 341.
Public health nuisances — See Ch. 418.
This chapter is applicable to all persons, partnerships, nonprofit corporations, corporations and other entities which, upon persons other than themselves and for a fee or charge, whether or not paid by the person who is the subject of the procedure, use needles, scalpels, blades, knives or other skin-puncturing or cutting devices for any purpose, including but not limited to the drawing of blood, the injecting of medicine or nutrients or the piercing of body parts in any manner.
It shall be unlawful for any person, partnership, nonprofit corporation, corporation or other entity to engage in any activity encompassed by § 252-1 of this chapter unless the following regulations are complied with:
A. 
The person or individual using or administering the needle, scalpel, blade, knife or other skin-puncturing or cutting devices or performing the activity or supervising the activity in which the needle, scalpel, blade, knife or other skin-puncturing or cutting device is used shall be a physician licensed to practice medicine within the State of New Jersey, a dentist licensed to practice dentistry within the State of New Jersey, a chiropractor licensed to practice chiropractic medicine within the State of New Jersey, a nurse licensed to practice nursing within the State of New Jersey or other person who is certified and/or licensed by the State of New Jersey or by a universally recognized licensing or certification agency in a health-related field in which the use of needles, scalpels, blades, knives or other skin-puncturing or cutting devices is part of the formal training for the certification or license. Persons so certified and licensed may include but shall not be limited to emergency medical technicians, paramedics, home nurse practitioners, midwives and those persons who administer acupuncture.
B. 
All persons and individuals using or administering the needle, scalpel, blade, knife or other skin-puncturing or cutting devices or performing the activity or supervising the activity in which the needle, scalpel, blade, knife or other skin-puncturing or cutting device is used shall prominently display their educational degree and license from the State of New Jersey within their place of business or other location in which they perform the activities which are the subject of this chapter.
C. 
All persons and individuals using or administering the needle, scalpel, blade, knife or other skin-puncturing or cutting devices or performing the activity or supervising the activity in which the needle, scalpel, blade, knife or other skin-puncturing or cutting device is used shall have, within their place of business or other place in which they perform the activities which are the subject of this chapter, sterilization device for any and all nondisposable needles, scalpels, blades, knives or other skin-puncturing or cutting devices of the disposable type in order to provide the greatest protection to the residents of the Borough. In no case shall a device described above that is used on one person thereafter be used on another person without first being properly and completely sterilized.
D. 
All items to be discarded from the use of needles, scalpels, blades, knives or other skin-puncturing or cutting devices, including but not limited to the needles, scalpels, blades, knives and skin-puncturing and cutting devices themselves, as well as blood products, skin, body parts and items which have contact with blood products, such as but not limited to gauze, bandages, gloves and sutures, shall be kept, stored and securely maintained in a sealed container clearly labeled as containing "medical waste" and which container shall be kept indoors, out of the reach of any and all persons other than the person performing the activities which are the subject of this chapter, until such time that the discarded items are picked up by a medical waste disposal company. Further, all such discarded items shall be discarded by and through a medical waste disposal company licensed to do business within the State of New Jersey. Those employees of medical waste disposal companies who pick up the medical waste containers shall have been properly trained in requirements for the handling of such containers. Further, all such discarded items shall be picked up by such a medical waste disposal company at least one time per month.
E. 
All activities which are the subject of this chapter shall be performed in a room which contains only the individual on whom the services are being performed and persons who are permitted to perform such services by this chapter.
F. 
All persons performing activities and services which are the subject of this chapter shall use either latex or double surgical gloves at all times when performing such services.
G. 
All persons performing activities and services which are the subject of this chapter shall, as a minimum, be screened annually for the hepatitis B virus.
H. 
All places of business which perform the activities which are the subject of this chapter shall be subject to periodic and/or random inspection by the Borough of Runnemede Health Officer or by such other authorized official of the Borough.
All persons, partnerships, nonprofit corporations, corporations or entities who violate any provision of this chapter shall be subject to the penalty as provided in § 1-15, General penalty, of this Code.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).