(a) The Jefferson County Board of Health may adopt and establish, and amend, from time to time, reasonable rules and regulations with respect to facilities and service contracts as it, from time to time, deems necessary for the financial, health, and safety protection of persons served by boarding and rooming homes for periods of one week or more situated in the county where any of the people served are unrelated by blood or marriage to the owner or operator. The regulations may provide for the payment of an annual permit or license fee in accordance with Subpart 3; for background checks on owners, operators, and employees; and for civil fines not to exceed two thousand dollars ($2,000) per violation for any of the following violations by owners, operators, or employees:
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(1) Operating a boarding or rooming home without a valid permit.
(2) Specific critical conditions as listed in the regulations and reflected on the inspection report that are a threat to the life and safety of a resident.
(3) Recurrent or continuous noncompliance with the regulations after being given notice as defined in the regulations.
(b) Regulations authorized in this section shall not extend to any facility regulated by the State Board of Health.