N.J. Admin. Code § 3A:55-6.12 - Pets

(a) The facility shall ensure that pets kept by or located in the facility regardless of ownership, shall be:
1. Domesticated and non-aggressive;
2. Free from disease;
3. Vaccinated, if applicable, as prescribed by law or as recommended by a licensed veterinarian. The record of the vaccinations shall be maintained on file at the facility, along with the name and address of the licensed veterinarian providing care for the pet;
4. If sick, removed from the area occupied by children, until the pet has been examined by a licensed veterinarian;
5. Effectively controlled by leash, command or cage; and
6. Prohibited from toilet facilities for staff members and children.
(b) The facility shall ensure that animal waste is disposed of in a manner that prevents the material from becoming a community health or nuisance problem. Accepted methods include:
1. Burial;
2. Disposal in sealed plastic bags; and
3. Utilization of:
i. A municipally approved trash removal system; or
ii. A sewage system for feces.
(c) The facility shall ensure that all pet dishes, food and equipment used for pets are kept out of the facility's food preparation and food serving areas when food is being prepared or served.
(d) If a pet poses a health hazard to children, the facility shall take corrective action that is approved by the licensing agency.
(e) The facility shall ensure that pregnant adolescents are not permitted to clean a cat's litter box.

Notes

N.J. Admin. Code § 3A:55-6.12
Administrative Change, 49 N.J.R. 98a.

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