Section: Eligibility for retirement; permissive provisions
1. As used in sections 1 through 6 and 8 through 11 of this act:
"Department" means the Department of Children and Families.
"Division" means the Division of Youth and Family Services in the Department of Children and Families.
"Residential child care facility" or "facility" means any public or private establishment subject to the regulatory authority of the department that provides room, board, care, shelter or treatment services for children on a 24-hour-a-day basis. The term shall include: residential facilities operated by or under contract or agreement with the division to serve 13 or more children with emotional or behavioral problems as defined pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1951, c.138 (C.30:4C-2); State-operated children's psychiatric facilities providing inpatient treatment; group homes, treatment homes, teaching family homes, alternative care homes and supervised transitional living homes operated by or under contract or agreement with the division to serve 12 or fewer children with emotional or behavioral problems as defined pursuant to N.J.A.C.10:128-1.2; and shelter care facilities and homes, including shelters serving children in juvenile-family crisis and in need of temporary shelter care, as defined pursuant to section 3 of P.L.1982, c.77 (C.2A:4A-22).
"Staff member" means an individual 18 years of age or older who is an administrator of, employed by, or works in a facility on a regularly scheduled basis during the facility's operating hours, including full-time, part-time, voluntary, contract, consulting and substitute staff, whether compensated or not.
L.2003, c.186, s.1; amended 2004, c.130, s.125; 2006, c.47, s.139.
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