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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 26, HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS

    Chapter 2H: Declaration of public policy

      Section: 26:2H-151: Licensure required for dementia care home; violations, civil penalty.

20. a. (1) A person shall not operate a dementia care home, or offer, advertise, or hold out a facility as a dementia care home, hold out a building as available for occupancy by dementia care home residents, or apply for any necessary construction or planning approvals related to the establishment of a dementia care home, without a valid license having been issued by the department for the operation of that facility in accordance with the provisions of P.L.1971, c.136 (C.26:2H-1 et seq.) and P.L.2015, c.125 (C.55:13B-5.1 et al.).

(2) A person shall not offer, advertise, or hold out a dementia care home as another type of health care facility licensed pursuant to P.L.1971, c.136 (C.26:2H-1 et seq.).

(3) A person found to be in violation of paragraph (1) or (2) of this subsection shall be liable for a civil penalty for each building so operated in accordance with the provisions of section 25 of P.L.2015, c.125 (C.26:2H-156).

b. Notwithstanding the provisions of any municipal ordinance to the contrary, a dementia care home shall meet such requirements as the commissioner shall establish by regulation for the posting of visible signs in its local community that identify the location of the facility.

L.2015, c.125, s.20.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2015-11-19 18:59:15.

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