A. The licensee
shall maintain the premises of the child developmental foster home in a clean
and sanitary condition to the degree that it does not present a health or
B. The child
developmental foster home shall not have an accumulation of litter, rubbish, or
garbage on the premises. Litter, rubbish, and garbage shall be contained in
cleanable containers with lids or sealed disposable containers and shall be
removed from the property not less than once a week.
C. The licensee shall ensure that the child
developmental foster home is free from, or has an ongoing system to eradicate,
insects, rodents, and other vermin.
D. Before initial licensure and every three
years thereafter, the child developmental foster home shall be inspected and
meet the safety and sanitation guidelines of the Department of Health Services
unless otherwise specified by the Division.
E. Child developmental foster homes located
in mobile homes shall pass an annual fire safety inspection as arranged by the
F. The licensee shall
keep toxic, poisonous, hazardous, and corrosive materials in locked storage
separate from food or medications, unless otherwise specified in the
G. The licensee shall keep
medicines in locked storage separate from food, toxic, poisonous, hazardous, or
licensee shall keep firearms in locked storage and shall keep ammunition locked
separately from the firearms.
Bedrooms shall have light, ventilation, and a usable, unobstructed exit to the
outside in case of an emergency.
Telephone service or similar two-way communication methods shall be available
in the home and shall be in working order.
K. Any permanent body of water shall be
fenced and inaccessible to children and shall meet the guidelines of the
Arizona Department of Health Services unless otherwise specified by the
L. The licensee shall not
allow foster children in swimming pool areas or in the area of other bodies of
water unless supervised by a responsible adult or as specified in the
M. The licensee shall store
alcoholic beverages responsibly.
The licensee shall not use tobacco products while in an enclosed area with a
O. The licensee shall
make reasonable efforts to ensure family pets do not present a health or safety
hazard to foster children.
licensee shall develop a fire evacuation plan and shall periodically practice
the plan with the household members. The licensee shall update the fire
evacuation plan as needed based on placement changes, household member changes,
or structural changes to the foster home.
Q. The licensee shall equip the child
developmental foster home with smoke detectors and fire extinguishers which are
in good working order.