[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Borough of Upper Saddle River as Ch. BH-X of the Revised General Ordinances, 1971. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- MATERNITY HOME
- Any home, house or other place conducted or maintained by any person and advertised by such person as a maternity or obstetrical home, hospital, sanatorium or place where one or more women, during pregnancy, labor or lying-in period, are attended, professionally or otherwise.
An application for a 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.
Each license granted shall contain a limitation on the number of patients who may be cared for in the licensed premises at any one time. The 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.
The licensee shall at all times keep and maintain complete records in the form to be prescribed by the Board, including the name, age, color, religion, place of residence and such other information concerning the care, maintenance, treatment and progress of all in- and outpatients, together will full and complete records of any and every kind concerning births, deaths, disease or illness as are now or hereafter may be required by any regulation, law, statute or ordinance.
All records required to be kept under this chapter 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.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to any institution or department maintained or operated by the State of New Jersey or by any county, municipality or subdivision or a hospital duly licensed by the State Board of Control of the Department of Institutions and Agencies.
No maternity home shall be operated in conjunction with a boarding home for children.
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.
No women or infants shall be kept, cared for or administered to within any place or public building not designated in the license.
In addition, the same regulations shall apply to the conduct and maintenance of a maternity home and the premises and buildings used in connection therewith as provided for the conduct and maintenance of boarding homes for children.
Any person who violates or neglects to comply with any provision of this chapter or notice issued pursuant thereto shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to a penalty of not less than $5 nor more than $500 for each violation.