Ariz. Admin. Code § R6-6-1014 - Rights of Children in Child Developmental Foster Homes

The licensee shall uphold and safeguard the rights of clients consistent with applicable federal and state laws, specifically including A.R.S. § 36-551.01, unless legally restricted or as addressed in the ISPP in accordance with Article 9. Rights for children shall allow for reasonable standards of parental guidance and protection. In addition to those rights specifically stated in statute, rights shall include, at a minimum:

1. The right to be provided choices and to express preferences which will be respected and accepted whenever appropriate and possible;
2. The right to be free from personal and financial exploitation;
3. The right to a safe, clean, and humane physical environment;
4. The right to own and have appropriate access to personal property;
5. The right to associate with persons of the child's own choosing as appropriate to the age and developmental level of the child;
6. The right to participate in social, religious, educational, cultural, and community activities;
7. The right to have access to their personal spending money and to be taught to manage their spending money;
8. The right to the least amount of physical assistance necessary to accomplish a task;
9. The right to privacy, including during treatment and care of personal needs, and with regard to written correspondence, telephone communications, and visitations;
10. The right to have care for personal needs provided, except in cases of emergency, by a caregiver of the gender appropriate to the age of the child or as specified in the ISPP; and
11. The right to be treated with dignity and respect.

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Ariz. Admin. Code § R6-6-1014
Adopted effective August 30, 1994, under an exemption from the provisions of A.R.S. Title 41, Chapter 6 (Supp. 94-3).

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