The Governor’s Office has approved for the Department of Child Safety to propose amended rules that pertain to fire and pool safety in foster homes and residential group care facilities. The justification for this regular rulemaking is A.R.S. § 41-1026(A)(1) and (A)(5).
The current rules do not enable homes with a bedroom that leads into a pool enclosure to be licensed as foster homes or residential group care facilities. The Department seeks to amend the rules to permit this circumstance, as long as safeguards are met for applicable state law, county code, or municipal ordinances.
The Department is accepting public comment until 5 pm Tuesday, December 13, 2016, on the following rules:
A copy of the Public Comment Announcement: