On October 6, 2017, the New Jersey Division of Consumer, Environmental and Occupational Health (AKA State Health Department) published proposed repeals and new rules to the State Bathing Code. Click here to download this document.
These new proposals would significantly impact all recreational bathing facilities with financial, economic and social burdens. Some of the proposals involve requiring increased staffing at pools and facilities, having local Health Departments dictate the number of staff, AEDs whenever a Lifeguard is on duty, equipment, inspections, and new water sample testing. Most of which will increase costs to our members.
On behalf of its members, NJCOLA reviewed the changes carefully and a response was sent from NJCOLA in partnership with Richard D. Carlson, Jr., Waterfront Director Lake Mohawk Country Club (LMCC) and Barbara Wortmann, Interim General Manager, Lake Mohawk Country Club (LMCC) on November 6th to meet the deadline for responses. Click here to read this response.
At COLA's Annual Meeting on November 9, 2017, Richard Carlson presented the impacts of the proposed Bathing Code changes. Click here to view this presentation.
On January 18, 2018, the official version of the Revised NJ State Bathing Code, was issued by the NJ Department of Health. Click here to view or download the current regulations.
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