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POL Government Elected Officials Auditor Griffin-Valade Charter, Code & Policies City Code & Charter Online Code & Charter Title 8 Health and Sanita Chapter 8.24 Hospitals and Institutional Homes
8.24.030 Institutional Homes Classified.

For the purposes of administration, all institutional homes shall be classified by the Health Officer in accordance with the following descriptive titles.  Each Title shall be selected and applied with due regard to the nature and purpose of the home and the definition applicable thereto.  No home shall operate in any capacity beyond that indicated by the definition of its title:

 
A.  “Maternity home” means a private home or institution (with no more than 10 beds for patients) which has facilities for the receiving no less than two nonrelated maternity patients at one time before, during or after delivery, or where obstetrical care is rendered over a period exceeding 24 hours.
 
B.  “Nursing home” means any institution, including a private home, providing nursing care for two or more nonrelated individuals who are suffering from chronic illness, or requiring a rest regime, and excluding all persons who are acutely ill or are surgical or maternity cases.
 
C.  “Home for aged” means any institution, including a private home where three or more aged persons are given board, room and home care.  This does not apply to a private home wherein members of the family only are receiving such care.
 
D.  “Day nursery” means any institution, establishment or place in which are commonly received at one time three or more children not of common parentage, under the age of 14 years, for a period or periods not exceeding 12 hours, for the purpose of being given board, care or training apart from their parents or guardians.
 
E.  (Amended by Ord. No. 137869; passed Feb. 21, effective March 23, 1974.)  “Kindergarten” means any institution, establishment or place in which are commonly received at one time three or more children not of common parentage, between the ages of 2 and 6 years, inclusive, for a period not exceeding 4 hours in any 24 hour period, for the purpose of being given care or training apart from their parents or guardians.
 
F.  “Child caring institution” means any institution, establishment or place in which are commonly received at one time six or more children not of common parentage, under the age of 14 years, for a period or periods exceeding 12 hours, for the purpose of being given board, care or training apart from their parents or guardians.
 
G.  “Group care home for physically handicapped or mentally handicapped children” means any home or private institution maintained and operated for the care, boarding, housing and training of one or more physically handicapped or mentally handicapped children under the age of 18 years by any person who is not the parent or guardian of, and who is not related by blood or marriage to such children, but does not include any institution that is covered by any other definition in this Section.