In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires: An assisted living facility in this chapter includes a facility that is defined as an assisted living facility in any other part of the code. An assisted living facility does not include a facility that is a congregate housing facility, licensed as a basic care facility, or licensed under chapter or or section The term does not include food service establishments nor home cake decorators.
The term does not include an area or conveyance at a vending machine location used for the emporary storage of packaged food or beverages. The term does not include a facility providing personal care services directly or through contract services as defined in section The term includes a limited restaurant restricted to a specified menu. The term includes a delicatessen that offers prepared food in bulk quantities only.
The term does not include an establishment that handles only prepackaged nonpotentially hazardous foods, roadside market that offers only fresh fruits and vegetables for sale, food service establishment, or food and beverage vending machine. The term does not include a meat establishment operating under the federal or state meat inspection program. The term does not include a nonprofit public-spirited organization or person providing a limited type of food service as defined in chapter State department of health to enforce provisions of chapter.
The department shall enforce the provisions of this chapter. Under no circumstances may any other state agency adopt rules that relate in any way to the provisions of this chapter. Smoke detection devices or other approved alarm systems - Administrative procedure and judicial review.
Each lodging establishment and assisted living facility shall install smoke detection devices or other approved alarm systems of a type and in the number approved by the department, in cooperation with the state fire marshal.
The department, in cooperation with the state fire marshal, shall adopt reasonable rules governing the spacing and minimum specifications for approved smoke detection devices or other approved alarm systems.
The department and state fire marshal shall provide all reasonable assistance required in complying with the provisions of this section.
Every lodging establishment and assisted living facility constructed in the state shall have adequate exiting as defined by the state building code in chapter All lodging establishments and assisted living facilities in existence at the time of implementation of this section are required to continue with fire escapes previously provided for within this section providing that they are deemed adequate by the local fire authority having approval, or by the state fire marshal's office. Fire escapes in hotels and lodginghouses not more than two stories high.
Fire escapes to be kept clear - Notice of location and use of fire escapes required. Access to fire escapes required under this chapter must be kept free and clear at all times of all obstructions of any nature. The proprietor of the lodging establishment or assisted living facility shall provide for adequate exit lighting and exit signs as defined in the state building code, chapter Chemical fire extinguishers - Standpipes.
Each lodging establishment or assisted living facility must be provided with fire extinguishers as defined by the national fire protection association standard number ten in quantities as defined by the state building code and the state fire code. Standpipe and sprinkler systems must be install ed as required by the state building code and state fire code.
Fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems, and standpipe systems must conform with rules adopted by the state fire marshal. A contract for sale or a sale of a fire extinguisher installation in a public building is not enforceable, if the fire extinguisher or extinguishing system is of a type not approved by the state fire marshal for such installation. Lodging establishments or assisted living facilities with elevators - Protection to prevent spread of fire.
All new construction of, remodeling of, or additions to lodging establishments or assisted living facilities equipped with passenger or freight elevators must comply with state building code fire protection requirements.
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Bolts or locks to be supplied on doors of sleeping rooms. The doors of all rooms used for sleeping purposes in any lodging establishment within this state must be equipped with proper bolts or locks to permit the occupants of such rooms to lock or bolt the doors securely from within the rooms.
The locks or bolts must be constructed in a manner that renders it impossible to unbolt or unlock the door from the outside with a key or otherwise, or to remove the key there from from the outside, while the room is bolted or locked from within.
Any lodging establishment proprietor who fails to comply with this section is guilty of a class B misdemeanor. Every food establishment, lodging establishment, and assisted living facility must be operated with strict regard for the health, safety, and comfort of its patrons.
The following sanitary and safety regulations must be followed: Every food establishment, lodging establishment, and assisted living facility must be well constructed, drained, and provided with plumbing equipment according to established sanitary principles and must be kept free from effluvia arising from any sewerage, drain, privy, or other source within the control of the proprietor. In municipalities in which a system of public water supply and sewerage is maintained, every food establishment, lodging establishment, and assisted living facility must be equipped with suitable toilets for the accommodation of its guests, and such toilets must be ventilated and connected by proper means of flushing with the water of said system.
All lavatories, bathtubs, sinks, drains, and toilets must be connected with such sewerage system and installed according to all applicable plumbing codes. When a sewerage system is not available, open toilets must be located not less than forty feet [ All garbage and kitchen refuse must be kept in watertight containers with tight-fitting covers to prevent decomposition.
No dishwater or other substance which is or may become foul or offensive may be thrown upon the ground near any food establishment, lodging establishment, or assisted living facility.
All bedrooms must be kept free from insects and rodents, and the bedding in use must be clean and sufficient in quantity and quality. Each food establishment, lodging establishment, or assisted living facility shall keep in its main public washroom and available at all hours individual disposable paper towels, a continuous towel system that supplies the user with a clean towel, or a heated air hand drying device for the use of its guests.
Bathrooms, toilet rooms, and laundry rooms must be provided with either natural or mechanical ventilation connected directly to the outside. Neither the dining room nor kitchen of any food establishment, lodging establishment, or assisted living facility may be used as a sleeping or dressing room by any employee of the hotel or restaurant or by any other person.
Every person operating a food establishment, lodging establishment, or assisted living facility shall see that the drinking water supplied therein is obtained from an approved source that is a public water system or a nonpublic water system that is constructed, maintained, and operated according to law.
Every lodging establishment, food establishment, or assisted living facility must be inspected at least once every two years by the department. Food establishments and assisted living facilities must be inspected based on a system of risk categorization which involves types of foods served, the preparation steps these foods require, volume of food, population served, and previous compliance history.
The department and its inspectors may enter any such establishment at reasonable hours to determine compliance with this chapter. Certificate of inspection - When issued - Posting. False certificate - Penalty. Department to report to state fire marshal. The department, before the sixth day of each month, shall report to the state fire marshal on all food establishments, lodging establishments, or assisted living facilities inspected by the department during the preceding month, paying particular attention in the report to the violation of any provision of this chapter relating to fire escapes and the installation and maintenance of automatic or other fire alarms and fire extinguishing equipment and to any other condition that might constitute a fire hazard in the premises so inspected.
If no such violation or condition is found, the report must so state. Obstructing inspection - Penalty. Before any food establishment, lodging establishment, pushcart, mobile food unit, or assisted living facility may be operated in this state, it must be licensed by the department. The department shall waive the license requirement for any food establishment, lodging establishment, or assisted living facility licensed by a city or district health unit if the local health unit's sanitation, safety, and inspection rules are approved by the department.
Application for license must be made to the department during December of every year, or before the operating of the food establishment, lodging establishment, pushcart, mobile food unit, or assisted living facility, as the case may be. The application must be in writing on forms furnished by the department and must be accompanied by the required fee.
An additional amount of fifty percent of the license fee must be imposed upon renewal if the license was not renewed before February first following the expiration date. A reduced license fee in the amount of one-half the applicable license fee must be charged for a new food establishment, lodging establishment, pushcart, mobile food unit, or assisted living facility beginning operations after July first of each year and for changes in ownership and location of such existing establishments after July first of each year.
The department may adopt rules establishing the amount and the procedures for the collection of annual license fees. The fees must be based on the cost of reviewing construction plans, conducting routine and complaint inspections, and necessary enforcement action.
License fees collected pursuant to this section must be deposited in the department's operating fund in the state treasury and any expenditure from the fund is subject to appropriation by the legislative assembly. Failure to comply with chapter - Notice - How served. Whenever the proprietor of any food establishment, lodging establishment, or assisted living facility fails to comply with this chapter, the proprietor must be given notice of the time within which the proprietor must meet the requirements.
The notice must be in writing and delivered personally by an inspector of the department or sent by registered mail. State's attorney to prosecute violation. The state's attorney of any county of this state, upon complaint on oath of an inspector of the department, shall prosecute in the name of the state of North Dakota a proper proceeding against any person violating any provision of this chapter. Requirements of fireproof hotel - Penalty for false advertising.
No person may advertise as fireproof a building or hotel unless all foundations, floors, roofs, walls, stairways, stairs, elevator shafts, and dumbwaiter shafts are constructed of concrete, brick, terra cotta blocks, steel, or other fireproof material. Any person violating the provisions of this section is guilty of a class A misdemeanor. A record must be kept in each lodging establishment in which every individual patronizing the lodging establishment shall write that individual's name and address and the number of members in the party who will occupy a room or rooms therein.
Any person operating a food establishment, lodging establishment, or assisted living facility in this state, or letting a building used for such business, without first having complied with this chapter, is guilty of a class B misdemeanor.
Whenever the proprietor of a food establishment, lodging establishment, or assisted living facility has been convicted of a violation of this chapter and for a period of ten days after the conviction fails to comply with any provision of this chapter, the department may cancel the proprietor's license.
Exemption for bed and breakfast facilities. This chapter does not apply to bed and breakfast facilities for which rules have been adopted under chapter Salvaged food - License required. It is unlawful for a person to claim to be a salvaged food distributor or to engage in the activity of selling, distributing, or otherwise trafficking in distressed or salvaged food, or both, at wholesale, without a license issued under this chapter authorizing that person to operate as a salvaged food distributor.
A salvaged food distributor license may not be issued absent compliance with this section and any rules adopted to implement this section. The department may adopt rules establishing the amount and the procedures for the collection of annual license fees under this section. License fees collected under this section must be deposited in the department's operating fund in the state treasury and any expenditure from the fund is subject to appropriation by the legislative assembly.
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