N.J. Admin. Code § 10:47-4.5 - Volunteer services

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

(a) A facility which has volunteers working directly with individuals shall have a written policy pertaining to the use of volunteers, which shall include the methods of recruitment, training and supervision of volunteers.
1. Volunteers may supplement but shall not be used in lieu of paid employees.
i. The facility shall not depend upon volunteers to perform direct care services.
2. Where volunteers are utilized, the facility shall provide:
i. Mantoux screenings as required for employees;
ii. A note from a physician indicating that the person is in good health and free of communicable diseases;
iii. Direct supervision of volunteers at all times by an experienced staff member;
iv. An orientation and training program that includes the philosophy, goals, programs and practices of the facility; and
v. Training in the performance of specific tasks performed by the volunteer.
(b) The facility shall develop and distribute procedures for volunteers.
(c) A facility which accepts students for field placements shall have a written policy describing student placements and responsibilities. Copies should be provided to each student and to his or her school.

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