2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 26 - HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section 26:3A2-10 - Standards of performance; compliance by municipality; evaluation; certification; review by commissioner
26:3A2-10. Standards of performance; compliance by municipality; evaluation; certification; review by commissioner
a. Within 3 months after the Public Health Council has completed its first revision of the "Standards of Performance" pursuant to section 13 of this act, the commissioner shall provide an evaluation form to every municipal board of health for the purpose of measuring said municipal boards' compliance with said "Standards of Performance." Said evaluation form shall be completed; signed and certified as being correctly completed by the municipal health officer or by the officer designated to act in behalf of the municipal board of health and by the presiding officer of said board; and returned to the commissioner by every municipality within 60 days after issuance.
b. Within 18 months after the effective date of this act, the commissioner shall advise every municipal board of health as to whether said board meets the "Standards of Performance."
c. In every municipality not presently providing a program of public health services meeting the "Standards of Performance," as determined herein by the commissioner, the elected governing body shall, within 24 months after the effective date of this act, provide a program of public health services meeting "Standards of Performance." A municipality shall meet this requirement by use of the services of one or more of the following agencies:
(1) Individual municipal local health agency.
(2) Contracting health agency.
(3) Regional health commission.
(4) County health department.
d. The commissioner shall periodically review every municipal or county health department to determine whether said municipal or county department is meeting the "Standards of Performance."
e. This section shall not apply to services provided by volunteer first aid, rescue and ambulance squads as defined in the "New Jersey Highway Safety Act of 1971," P.L.1971, c. 351 (C. 26:5F-1 et seq.).
L.1975, c. 329, s. 10, eff. April 1, 1976. Amended by L.1979, c. 73, s. 1, eff. April 10, 1979.
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