Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022
facility grounds shall be maintained free of any hazards to health and
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
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
(d) Individuals shall be
allowed to decorate their living areas.
(e) All furnishings shall be maintained in
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.
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
including hallways and stairways shall be lighted by natural light or
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
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.