Section .1100 – Standards For Licensing

Link to law: http://reports.oah.state.nc.us/ncac/title 10a - health and human services/chapter 70 - children's services/subchapter e/10a ncac 70e .1101.html
Published: 2015

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SECTION .1100 – STANDARDS FOR LICENSING

 

10A NCAC 70E .1101       CLIENT RIGHTS

(a)  Foster parents shall ensure that each foster child:

(1)           has clothing to wear that is appropriate to

the weather;

(2)           is allowed to have personal property;

(3)           is encouraged to express opinions on issues

concerning care;

(4)           is provided care in a manner that

recognizes variations in cultural values and traditions;

(5)           is provided the opportunity for spiritual

development and is not denied the right to practice religious beliefs;

(6)           is not identified in connection with the

supervising agency in any way that would bring the child or the child's family

embarrassment;

(7)           is not forced to acknowledge dependency on

or gratitude to the foster parents;

(8)           is encouraged to contact and have telephone

conversations with family members, when not contraindicated in the child's

visitation and contact plan;  

(9)           is provided training and discipline that is

appropriate for the child's age, intelligence, emotional makeup, and past

experience;

(10)         is not subjected to cruel or abusive

punishment;

(11)         is not subjected to corporal punishment;

(12)         is not deprived of a meal or contacts with

family for punishment or placed in isolation time-out except when isolation

time-out means the removal of a child to an unlocked room or area from which

the child is not physically prevented from leaving.  The foster parent may use

isolation time-out as a behavioral control measure when the foster parent

provides it within hearing distance of a foster parent.  The length of time

alone shall be appropriate to the child's age and development;

(13)         is not subjected to verbal abuse, threats,

or humiliating remarks about himself/herself or his/her families;

(14)         is provided a daily routine in the home that

promotes a positive mental health environment and provides an opportunity for

normal activities with time for rest and play;

(15)         is provided training in good health habits,

including proper eating, frequent bathing, and good grooming.  Each child shall

be provided food with nutritional content for normal growth and health.  Any

diets prescribed by a licensed medical provider shall be provided;

(16)         is provided medical care in accordance with

the treatment prescribed for the child;

(17)         of mandatory school age maintains regular

school attendance unless the child has been excused by the authorities;

(18)         is encouraged to participate in neighborhood

and group activities, have friends visit the home and visit in the homes of friends;



(19)         assumes responsibility for himself/herself

and household duties in accordance with his/her age, health, and ability. 

Household tasks shall not interfere with school, sleep, or study periods;

(20)         is provided opportunities to participate in

recreational activities;

(21)         is not permitted to do any task which is in

violation of child labor laws or not appropriate for a child of that age;

(22)         is provided supervision in accordance with

the child's age, intelligence, emotional makeup, and experience; and

(23)         if less than eight years of age and weighs

less than 80 pounds is properly secured in a child passenger restraint system

that is approved and installed in a manner authorized by the Commissioner of

Motor Vehicles.

(b)  Foster parents shall initially and at relicensure sign

a Discipline Agreement that specifically acknowledges their agreement as

specified in Subparagraphs (a)(9), (10), (11), (12), and (13) of this Rule, as

well as discipline requirements outlined in the out-of-home family services

agreement or person-centered plan.  The foster parents and the supervising

agency shall retain copies of these agreements.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 131D-10.1; 131D-10.3;

131D-10.5; 143B-153;

Eff. September 1, 2007.