2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 26 - HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section 26:2Y-4 - Licensing required for operation of adult family care home.
26:2Y-4 Licensing required for operation of adult family care home.
4. a. No person may operate an adult family care home unless the person is licensed as an adult family care caregiver in accordance with this act. A person may not be licensed as an adult family care caregiver unless that person owns or rents the home that is to be utilized as an adult family care home, resides in that home on a full-time basis and has resided in the municipality in which the adult family care home is located for one year prior to the granting of an initial license.
b.Application for licensure as an adult family care caregiver shall be made upon forms prescribed by the department. The department shall charge a single, non-refundable fee for the filing of an application for the issuance of a license and a single, non-refundable fee for any renewal thereof, as it shall from time to time fix in rules or regulations, except that neither fee shall exceed $200.
c.The department shall issue a license as an adult family care caregiver to an applicant if it finds that:
(1)the applicant and the adult family care home identified in the application are fit and adequate, in accordance with the qualifications and standards established by regulation of the commissioner;
(2)there is reasonable assurance that care will be provided to clients in the manner required by this act and any rules or regulations adopted pursuant thereto; and
(3)there are sufficient indicia of fiscal responsibility such that the applicant will be able to maintain residence at the adult family care home with minimal likelihood of eviction or mortgage foreclosure during the term of licensure.
All licenses issued by the department shall be effective for up to two years from the date of issuance unless revoked in accordance with the provisions of this act.
d.An adult family care caregiver license shall specify both the name of the licensee and the location of the particular home in which clients will be housed. An adult family care caregiver's license is not transferable and shall apply only to the location and person indicated on the license.
e.Upon issuance of a license to an adult family care caregiver, the department shall provide a copy of the license to the municipality in which the adult family care home is located.
f.Upon receipt of a license as an adult family care caregiver, the caregiver shall provide notification of the license to the police department, fire department and ambulance corps that serve the municipality in which the adult family care home is located for their planning purposes.
g.For three years following the date of this act, a licensed caregiver shall operate under a contractual agreement with an adult family care sponsor agency to provide services to individuals enrolled in adult family care. At the end of this three-year period, the department may extend this requirement, at its discretion, by regulation.
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