[HISTORY: Adopted by the Municipal Council of the City of Clifton 5-21-1963 by Ord. No. 3497 (Article 1 of Chapter 18 of the Revised Ordinances of the City of Clifton, New Jersey, 1960). Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby adopted as the Boarding Homes For Children Code of the City of Clifton the whole of Chapter VI of the New Jersey State Sanitary Code, entitled "Boarding Homes for Children," having as its effective date, April 1, 1963.
Said Chapter VI of the New Jersey State Sanitary Code is hereby incorporated in this chapter and made a part hereof as though it had been set forth at length.
Three copies of said Chapter VI of the New Jersey State Sanitary Code have been placed on file in the office of the City Clerk and in the office of the Health Department and shall remain on file in each of said offices for the use and examination of the public so long as this chapter shall remain in effect.
Application for the license required by the Boarding Homes for Children Code of the City of Clifton shall be made to the City Clerk, who, upon receipt of such application, shall obtain the certificates required by Section 2.2 of said code and forward the application and certificates to the Board of Health.
The following regulations shall apply to the conduct or maintenance of a boarding home for children licensed under this chapter and under the Boarding Homes for Children Code of the City of Clifton, in addition to any other provision in this chapter or in the Boarding Homes for Children Code of the City of Clifton:
The premises shall, at all times, be attended by one or more responsible adult persons. Such persons and all members of their households shall be free of any communicable diseases.
All buildings and appurtenant surrounding premises shall be subject to and open for inspection at all reasonable times by the City Health Officer or his designated agents.
All rooms shall be well lighted and sufficiently ventilated by windows opening to the outer air.
Doors and windows shall be adequately screened to exclude flies, mosquitoes and gnats.
All children shall be examined by a licensed physician at least once every year after entering or enrolling in any boarding home. Each examination shall be recorded on a form provided by or acceptable to the Board of Health and signed by the physician.
In the event of the death of a child while in the care of a boarding home for children, the name and address of the physician attending said child at the time of death shall be entered upon the records of the boarding home.
Pillows and mattresses used shall be entirely covered by a moistureproof material.
The use of hairbrushes by children in the care of a boarding home for children is prohibited.
The boarding home shall provide sufficient clothing for wear in the home and to redress children in case of accident or in the event that any child should come to the boarding home in an unclean condition. All such clothing shall be thoroughly washed before being reused.
All soiled linens, diapers and articles of infant clothing shall be freed from fecal or other waste material and shall be then immediately placed in a covered receptacle provided for this purpose.
Drinking water supplied by sanitary means shall be readily accessible. Individual drinking cups shall be provided. No water supply other than the public supply shall be used unless first approved by the Board of Health.
Provision shall be made for the comfort of the children during meals. All meals and snacks shall be served indoors. Adequate eating equipment, which the child can easily handle, shall be provided.
A first-aid kit shall be readily available at all times and kept adequately stocked for emergency treatment. The person in charge of the children shall be qualified to administer first aid in accordance with the standards set by the American Red Cross.
Foodstuffs and utensils shall be cared for in the following manner:
All foodstuffs shall be kept in clean, covered receptacles; and all perishable foodstuffs, normally requiring refrigeration, shall be so refrigerated.
Milk shall at all times be stored at a temperature between 40º F. and 50º F.
Milk bottles, nipples and cooking utensils used in infant feeding shall be cleansed and sterilized in accordance with the directions of the examining physician.
Garbage receptacles, which shall be covered and of adequate size, shall be provided. The contents shall be removed from the premises daily, and the receptacles shall be cleaned and scalded after emptying.
Any person who violates any provisions of this chapter or of the Boarding Homes for Children Code of the City of Clifton shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $100 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both. A separate offense shall be deemed committed upon each day during which or on which a violation occurs or continues.
If any article, section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this chapter is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid or is modified or annulled by the Public Health Council of the State of New Jersey, such determination, modification or annulment shall not affect the remaining portion of this chapter, which shall be deemed severable.
This chapter shall take effect after final passage and publication as required by law and upon approval hereof of the Public Health Council of the State of New Jersey.
Sections 18-1 to 18-20, inclusive, of the Revised Ordinances of the City of Clifton be and they are hereby repealed.