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Record #: O2015-6423   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 9/24/2015 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Health and Environmental Protection
Final action: 5/18/2016
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 7-42-035 regarding establishment of self-certification program for low-risk food establishments
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 7 - Health & Safety - Ch. 42 Food Establishments-Inspections, Violations & Hearing Procedures
Attachments: 1. O2015-6423.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR

September 24, 2015










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request of the Commissioner of Public Health, I transmit herewith an ordinance amending Chapter 7-42 of the Municipal Code regarding self-inspections by low-risk food establishments.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.

Mayor

Very truly yours,
ORDINANCE

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:


SECTION 1. Chapter 7-42 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding a new Section 7-42-015, and amending Sections 7-42-010 and 7-42-035 by deleting the struck-through text and inserting the underscored text, as follows:

7-42-015 Low-risk food establishments self-certification.
(a) As a programmatic alternative to conducting its own inspections as provided in Section 7-42-010 of this Code, the commissioner of health is authorized to require licensed low-risk food establishments to self-certify compliance with this code and the rules and regulations of the department of health.


(b) If the commissioner implements a self-certification program, all low-risk food establishments shall submit one self-inspection report every two years to the department of health to demonstrate compliance. An establishment's failure to submit a complete and accurate report required by this section within the timeframes established by the commissioner shall subject the establishment's license to immediate suspension as provided in Section 7-42-035.


(c) The department of health is authorized: (i) to develop forms and protocols to administer this section, (ii) to define, consistent with 77 III. Adm. Code Part 615, what constitutes a "low-risk food establishment," and (iii) to adopt other rules and regulations as may be necessary or useful for the proper administration and enforcement of this section.
7-42-010 Inspections.
For the purposes of Sections 7-42-0...

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