N.J. Admin. Code § 10:47-4.4 - Staff ratios

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) The facility shall have a minimum of direct care personnel as follows:
1. The on-duty ratio for the day shift shall be at least one to 8.5.
i. Facilities sending individuals out of the living units for a major portion of the day need not provide coverage during the period of time which the individuals are absent.
2. The on-duty ratio for the evening shift shall be at least one to 8.5.
3. The on-duty ratio for the night shift shall be at least one to 17.
i. The facility shall ensure that each individual has ready access to a responsible, awake staff member throughout the night.
(b) Nursing personnel shall be available to deliver the prescribed medical and nursing care.
1. The facility shall have at least one registered nurse on staff.
2. A facility which serves individuals with severe medical problems shall have a minimum of one licensed practical or registered nurse to every 60 individuals served on each shift from 7:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M.
i. In addition, each facility shall have a minimum of one registered nurse present on each shift from 7:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M. to supervise nursing services.
(c) The facility shall have available qualified professional staff through direct employment and/or services provided through written agreement with outside vendors to carry out and monitor the various professional programs and/or services in accordance with the stated goals and objectives of each individual program plan.

Notes

N.J. Admin. Code § 10:47-4.4

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