N.J. Admin. Code § 10:47-9.1 - General requirements

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

(a) The facility grounds shall be maintained free of any hazards to health and safety.
(b) The facility shall ensure that all structures on the grounds are maintained in good repair and do not present a danger to health and/or safety.
1. All structures shall meet the requirements of the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code, N.J.A.C. 5:23.
2. Automatic fire suppression systems shall be installed in all Use Group Category I buildings, structures or portions thereof.
3. Walls and ceilings shall be free of asbestos hazards.
4. The facility shall not use lead based paint for any purpose, nor purchase any equipment, furnishing or decorations surfaced with lead based paint.
(c) Individual personal preferences shall be considered when choosing decorations and furnishings in the living areas.
(d) Individuals shall be allowed to decorate their living areas.
(e) All furnishings shall be maintained in good repair.
(f) The facility shall provide sufficient and appropriate storage facilities.
1. The facility shall have securely locked storage areas for all potentially harmful materials. Keys to storage areas shall be available only to staff members.
2. Locked closets shall be provided for storage of housekeeping supplies and equipment as needed.
(g) All stairways and hallways shall be kept free and clear of obstructions at all times.
1. All stairways shall be adequately illuminated with electric lights controlled by switches at the top and bottom of the stairs.
2. Stairways shall be provided with well secured hand rails on both sides.
3. Stair treads shall have a non-skid surface.
(h) All rooms including hallways and stairways shall be lighted by natural light or electricity.
1. Nightlights shall be provided as needed based upon individual needs.
2. An auxiliary generator or battery type lighting shall be available for emergency purposes in accordance with B.O.C.A. National Building Code, Article 8 Section 824.0.
(i) The temperature shall be maintained within a normal comfort range, not less than 68 degrees Fahrenheit or greater than 81 degrees Fahrenheit, through the use of heating, air conditioning or other means.
(j) The heating, ventilating and air conditioning system shall comply with all local and State codes and rules.
1. The facility shall take precaution to ensure that the heating system, including hot water pipes, are insulated to protect the safety of individuals.


N.J. Admin. Code § 10:47-9.1

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