N.J. Admin. Code § 5:27-13.4 - Building safety requirements

(a) In addition to being maintained in accordance with the requirements of 5:27-1.3(c) and 5:27-4, all residences subject to this subchapter shall have the following:
1. On each floor above the ground floor to which one or more persons with Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder or other form of dementia has access, a designated area, approved by the Bureau, to which such persons may be brought, in which they may reasonably be expected to be safe, pending their evacuation, in an emergency situation. No Class C boarding home shall be permitted to have more than four residents that cannot physically self-evacuate unless the staffing shall be increased to a ratio of one staff member per two residents that cannot self evacuate; and
2. Physical security features in compliance with the following:
i. The entrance to the front yard shall be controlled with a non-scalable fence of at least four feet and a gate. The gate will have self-closing and self-latching hardware and be equipped with a doorbell or intercom that controls access into the building and the licensee or an employee of the licensee shall be at all times responsible for responding to the doorbell or intercom.
ii. Exterior doors shall be locked at all times and access by the residents and visitors will only be permitted with the assistance of a staff member.
iii. All doors to a common cellar or storage area shall remain locked at all times except for ingress or egress in the presence of a staff member.
iv. The gate or main entrance of the residence shall be monitored by a closed circuit monitor.
v. Windows and doors will be equipped with audible alarms that will ring if a door or window is opened.


N.J. Admin. Code § 5:27-13.4

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