3. a. No person shall hereafter operate or conduct a blood bank in this State unless duly licensed by the commissioner under the provisions of this act. The licenses required by this act shall be in addition to any other license or permit required by any local board of health or other body exercising the powers of such a board in any municipality in this State.
All such licenses shall expire on December 31 in each calendar year and application for renewal therefor shall be made on or before November 10 on forms provided by the department. A fee necessary to conduct blood bank licensure operations, as provided in subsection b. of this section, shall accompany the original application for a license and each renewal thereof. The original or a certified copy of the license shall be conspicuously displayed by the licensee at the premises occupied as a blood bank.
b. (1) The fee for transfusion services shall be based on the number of transfusions performed at a facility and shall range from a minimum fee of $200 for a facility which performs up to 1,000 transfusions to a maximum fee of $700 for a facility which performs more than 5,000 transfusions a year;
(2) The fee for collection centers shall be based on the number of collections made by a facility and shall range from a minimum fee of $250 for a facility which makes up to 200 collections to a maximum fee of $1,900 for a facility which makes more than 50,000 collections a year;
(3) The fee for other blood bank services shall be as follows:
Collection Site - $100
Broker - $200
Industrial Blood Bank - $200
Home Transfusion Service - $200.
The commissioner may, pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), periodically increase the fees to reflect increased State costs in blood bank licensure operations.
c. The income received from licensure and renewal fees pursuant to this section shall be appropriated to the department to effectuate the purposes of P.L.1963, c.33 (C.26:2A-2 et seq.).
L.1963,c.33,s.3; amended 1991,c.461.