Borough of Ramsey, NJ
Bergen County
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[1972 Code § 232.001]
a. 
No person shall conduct or maintain a maternity home or engage in conducting a business of attending women during pregnancy, labor or lying-in period outside their several homes, without first having obtained a license therefor from the Board covering all the premises intended to be so used.
b. 
Every application for such license shall state the name of the proposed licensee, a particular description of the premises and buildings in or at which the same is contemplated to be conducted, and the maximum number of women and infants to be cared for at any one time.
c. 
Every license granted under this section shall provide, that the same shall be, posted permanently on the licensed premises and the same shall be so posted.
d. 
Every license granted shall contain a limitation upon the number of patients who may be cared for in the licensed premises at any one time and such limitation shall be determined solely by the Board, based upon the number of rooms available in the licensed premises for the care of patients, their size, height and such other factors as may bear upon the services contemplated to be rendered.
[1972 Code § 232.002]
The licenses shall, at all times, keep and maintain complete records in the form to be prescribed by the Board and covering the name, age, color, religion, place of residence and such other information concerning the care, maintenance, treatment, and progress of all customers, patrons and patients, together with full and complete records of any and every kind concerning births, deaths, disease or illness as are now or hereafter required by any regulation of law, statute or ordinance.
[1972 Code § 232.003]
All records required to be kept shall be open to inspection, check and audit by the Board, or any of its duly authorized representatives. The licensed premises shall at all times be open to inspection by the Board or any of its duly authorized representatives.
[1972 Code § 232.004]
a. 
No maternity homes shall be operated in conjunction with a boarding home for children.
b. 
The number of women cared for during pregnancy, labor or lying-in period shall, at no time, exceed the number authorized or permitted by the terms of the license.
c. 
No women or infants shall be kept, cared for or administered to within any place or building not designated in the license.
[1972 Code § 232.005]
a. 
No person shall conduct or maintain a nursing home or convalescent home without first having obtained a license therefor from the Board, covering all the premises intended to be so used.
b. 
No nursing and/or convalescent home shall be run in conjunction with a maternity home or boarding home for children.
c. 
In addition, the same regulations shall apply to the conduct and maintenance of a nursing and/or convalescent home and the premises and buildings used in connection therewith, as provided in this sanitary code regarding the handling of food and the conduct and maintenance of boarding homes for children and maternity homes.