1.In the case of an application for a certificate of need or initial licensure, as applicable, for a narcotic and drug abuse treatment center to be located within 500 feet from any building in this State used for the instruction of children between the ages of five and 18 years, the applicant shall notify the governing body of the municipality within which the applicant proposes to locate the treatment center of the applicant's intention to apply for the certificate of need or licensure and the proposed location of the center. Documentation of the notice shall be filed with the certificate of need or license application. The Commissioner of Health is hereby authorized to adopt reasonable rules and regulations, in accordance with the provisions of the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), to effectuate the purposes of this act. For the purposes of this act, the definition of "narcotic and drug abuse treatment center" shall be identical to the definition in subsection (a) of section 2 of P.L.1970, c.334 (C.26:2G-22). This act shall not apply to any narcotic and drug abuse treatment center for which an application was filed prior to the effective date of this act.
L.1982, c.149, s.1; amended 1998, c.43, s.11; 2012, c.17, s.177.