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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 44, POOR

    Chapter 4:

      Section: 44:4-4: Establishment of welfare-house or provision for poor by contract

           The board of chosen freeholders of any county after the adoption of this chapter as provided in article 17 of this chapter (s. 44:4-129 et seq.) shall by resolution:

a. Establish a county almshouse, to be known as a welfare-house, except where the board of freeholders of any county has provided for the care and maintenance of its permanent poor by contract with another county in the almshouse or welfare-house of such other county as provided in this chapter, or with a municipality of such county maintaining a municipal institution suitable and adequate for such county purpose, subject to the approval of the department of institutions and agencies as to the suitability and adequacy of such institution and cost of maintenance of the permanent poor to be provided therein; or

b. Change the name, control and management of any existing county almshouse or municipal almshouse acquired by the board of freeholders for the care and maintenance of the permanent poor to be under the control and management of the county welfare board as provided in this chapter.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:54.

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