10A NCAC 70I .0917         outside premises

(a)  Outdoor recreational space shall be provided and maintained in a clean and safe condition. 

(b)  The grounds and all structures on the grounds of the residential child-care facility shall be maintained to minimize hazards to the health or safety of the children.

(c)  Play and recreational equipment shall be located, installed and maintained to ensure the safety of children. 

(d)  Garbage and rubbish that is stored outside shall be stored securely in covered containers and shall be removed on a regular basis.

(e)  Trash collection receptacles and incinerators shall be kept separate from play areas and must be located to avoid being a nuisance to neighbors.

(f)  Fences shall be kept in good repair and shall not prevent adult staff from exiting or entering freely or be hazardous. 

(g)  Areas determined by the Division of Health Service Regulation to be unsafe, including steep grades, cliffs, open pits, swimming pools, high voltage boosters, and high-speed roads, shall be fenced off or have natural barriers to protect children.


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

Eff. October 1, 2008;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. April 5, 2016.