N.J. Admin. Code § 8:64-9.7

Current through Register Vol. 51, No. 13, July 1, 2019
Section 8:64-9.7 - Security
(a) Each alternative treatment center shall provide effective controls and procedures to guard against theft and diversion of marijuana including, when appropriate, systems to protect against electronic records tampering.
(b) At minimum, each ATC shall:
1. Install, maintain in good working order and operate a safety and security alarm system at its authorized physical address(es) that will provide suitable protection 24 hours a day, seven days a week against theft and diversion and that provides, at a minimum:
i. Immediate automatic or electronic notification to alert State or local police agencies to an unauthorized breach of security at the alternative treatment center; and
ii. A backup system that activates immediately and automatically upon a loss of electrical support and that immediately issues either automatically or electronic notification to State or local police agencies of the loss of electrical support;
2. Implement appropriate security and safety measures to deter and prevent the unauthorized entrance into areas containing marijuana and the theft of marijuana;
3. Implement security measures that protect the premises, registered qualifying patients, registered primary caregivers and principal officers, directors, board members and employees of the alternative treatment center;
4. Establish a protocol for testing and maintenance of the security alarm system;
5. Conduct maintenance inspections and tests of the security alarm system at the ATC's authorized location at intervals not to exceed 30 days from the previous inspection and test and promptly implement all necessary repairs to ensure the proper operation of the alarm system;
6. In the event of a failure of the security alarm system due to a loss of electrical support or mechanical malfunction that is expected to last longer than eight hours:
i. Notify the Department pursuant to 8:64-9.8; and
ii. Provide alternative security measures approved by the Department or close the authorized physical addresses impacted by the failure or malfunction until the security alarm system is restored to full operation;
7. Keep access from outside the premises to a minimum and ensure that access is well controlled;
8. Keep the outside areas of the premises and its perimeter well lighted.
i. Exterior lighting must be sufficient to deter nuisance and criminal activity and facilitate surveillance and must not disturb surrounding businesses or neighbors;
9. Provide law enforcement and neighbors within 100 feet of the ATC with the name and phone number of a staff person to notify during and after operating hours to whom they can report problems with the establishment;
10. Equip interior and exterior premises with electronic monitoring, video cameras, and panic buttons.
i. A video surveillance system shall be installed and operated to clearly monitor all critical control activities of the ATC and shall be in working order and operating at all times. The ATC shall provide two monitors for remote viewing via telephone lines in State offices. This system shall be approved by the Division prior to permit issuance.
ii. The original tapes or digital pictures produced by this system shall be stored in a safe place with a 30-day archive;
11. Limit entry into areas where marijuana is held to authorized personnel;
12. Consistently and systematically prevent loitering, that is, the presence of persons who are not on-duty personnel of the ATC and who are not ATC registrants engaging in authorized ATC-dispensary activity; and
13. Provide onsite parking.

N.J. Admin. Code § 8:64-9.7

Amended by 51 N.J.R. 732(a), effective May 20, 2019