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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 26, HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Chapter 2H: Declaration of public policy
Section: 26:2H-150: Dementia care home.
19. a. A dementia care home shall be a facility, whether in single or multiple dwellings, whether public or private, whether incorporated or unincorporated, whether for profit or nonprofit, operated at the direction of or under the management of an individual or individuals, corporation, partnership, society, or association, which furnishes food and shelter to four or more persons 18 years of age or older who are unrelated to the operator of the facility, and which provides dietary services, recreational activities, supervision of self-administration of medications, supervision of and assistance in activities of daily living and assistance in obtaining health services to any one or more of such persons, in addition to such facilities, services, activities, and assistance as the Commissioner of Health may prescribe by regulation that are designed to meet the specific needs of residents with special needs, including, but not limited to, persons with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders or other forms of dementia. A dementia care home shall not include: a community residence for the developmentally disabled as defined in section 2 of P.L.1977, c.448 (C.30:11B-2); a facility or living arrangement operated by, or under contract with, a State department or agency, upon the written authorization of the commissioner; or a privately operated establishment licensed pursuant to chapter 11 of Title 30 of the Revised Statutes.
b. A resident of a dementia care home shall be a person with special needs, including, but not limited to, persons with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders or other forms of dementia, as prescribed by regulation of the commissioner, who is: 18 years of age or older; ambulant with or without assistive devices; certified by a licensed physician to be free from communicable disease and not in need of skilled nursing care; and, except in the case of a person 65 years of age or over, in need of dietary services, supervision of self-administration of medications, supervision of and assistance in activities of daily living, or assistance in obtaining health care services. A resident of a dementia care home shall not be given skilled nursing care while a resident, except that the provisions of this subsection shall not be construed to prevent: care of residents in emergencies or during temporary illness for a period of one week or less; or a licensed physician from ordering nursing or other health care services for the resident.
L.2015, c.125, s.19.
This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2015-11-19 18:59:14.
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