2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 26 - HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section 26:2H-12.13 - Posting of drinking water test reports by general hospitals.
26:2H-12.13 Posting of drinking water test reports by general hospitals.
3. a. The owner or operator of a general hospital who is required to prepare a Consumer Confidence Report pursuant to the "Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996," (42 U.S.C.s.300f et al.), or who receives a Consumer Confidence Report from the owner or operator of a public community water system, shall post each Consumer Confidence Report it prepares or receives in the area of each major entrance and in each admitting room in the hospital.
b.The owner or operator of a general hospital who is a supplier of water but is not required to prepare a Consumer Confidence Report pursuant to the "Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996," and who is required to conduct tests of its drinking water by the Department of Environmental Protection, shall post a chart setting forth the results of the water tests, including the level of detection and, as appropriate for each contaminant, the maximum contaminant level, highest level allowed, action level, treatment technique, or other expression of an acceptable level, for each contaminant, in the area of each major entrance and in each admitting room in the general hospital. The chart also shall include in bold print the statement required to be included in a Consumer Confidence Report pursuant to 40 CFR s.141.154(a). The chart shall not include contaminants that are not detected.
c.As used in this section, "general hospital" shall mean any general hospital licensed pursuant to P.L.1971, c.136 (C.26:2H-1 et seq.).
d.The provisions of this section shall be enforced by the Department of Health. The Department of Health shall not be required to conduct on-site inspections to determine compliance with this section more frequently than any on-site inspections of general hospitals are conducted by the department pursuant to any other law.
L.1999, c.362, s.3; amended 2012, c.17, s.185.
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