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For the text of the licensing regulations, click on the title in the right-hand column.

For licensing regulations for child care programs, youth residential programs, youth mental health programs and resource family homes , please contact the Department of Children and Families Office of Licensing.

For adult mental health regulations, please contact the Division of Mental Health Services. 

For the text of the licensing laws, see Note below this chart. 

Key to abbreviations

Type of Program

Licensing Laws

Licensing Regulations

Private residential facilities for the developmentally disabled N.J.S.A. 26:2H-1 et seq.

N.J.S.A. 30:1-15
N.J.A.C. 10:47

Standards for Private Licensed Facilities for Persons with Developmental Disabilities 
Community residences for people with developmental disabilities N.J.S.A. 30:11B-1 et seq. N.J.A.C. 10:44A

Standards for Community Residences for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities 
Manual of standards for community care residences N.J.S.A. 30:11B-1 et seq N.J.A.C. 10:44B

Standards for Community Care Residences 
Community residences for persons with head injuries N.J.S.A. 30:11B-1 et seq. N.J.A.C. 10:44C

Community Residences for Persons with Head Injuries 
Community mental health services licensing N.J.S.A. 30:9A

Community Mental Health Services Act
N.J.A.C. 10:190

Licensure Standards for Mental Health Programs 
Key to Abbreviations:
N.J.S.A. stands for New Jersey Statutes Annotated which refers to State laws.

N.J.A.C. stands for New Jersey Administrative Code which refers to State regulations.

Et seq. stands for the Latin "et sequentes" which means "and the following."

Note: The texts of all State laws are on the State Legislature web site. To search for a licensing law , click on Statutes and enter the N.J.S.A. number between quotation marks. (Example: "30:5B-1") Click on Search.

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