10A NCAC 70E .1110 environmental regulations

(a) The home and yard shall be maintained and repaired so that they are not hazardous to the children in care.

(b) The house shall be kept free of uncontrolled rodents and insects.

(c) Windows and doors used for ventilation shall be screened.

(d) The kitchen shall be equipped with an operable stove and refrigerator, running water and eating, cooking, and drinking utensils to accommodate the household members. The eating, cooking, and drinking utensils shall be cleaned and stored after each use.

(e) Household equipment and furniture shall be in good repair.

(f) Flammable and poisonous substances, medications, and cleaning materials shall be stored out of the reach of children placed for foster care.

(g) Explosive materials, ammunition, and firearms shall each be stored separately, in locked places.

(h) Documentation that household pets have been vaccinated for rabies shall be maintained by the foster parents.

(i) Each home shall have heating, air-cooling, or ventilating capability to maintain a range between 65 F (18.3 C) and 85 F (29.4 C).

(j) Rooms including toilets, baths, and kitchens without operable windows, shall have mechanical ventilation to the outside.


History Note: Authority G.S. 131D-10.1; 131D-10.3; 131D-10.5; 143B-153;

Eff. September 1, 2007.