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(A) Physical facilities of the foster home shall present no hazard to the safety of the foster child.

(B) Foster homes shall meet zoning and housing requirements and/or codes as set by the Karuk Tribe for individual family dwellings.

(C) Physical standards for the foster home shall be set according to individual living standards for the community in which the foster home is located; these standards shall be sufficient to assure a degree of comfort, which will provide for the well-being of the family and its self-respect in the community in which it resides.

(D) Comfort and Privacy.

(1) It is preferable for no more than two (2) children to share sleeping rooms.

(2) The sharing of sleeping rooms by children of the opposite sex is undesirable, especially for foster children who may be experiencing difficulties in the development of their sexual identities, attitudes, and behavior.

(3) Children, other than infants and during emergencies (illness), shall not share sleeping quarters with adults in the household.

(4) Individual space shall be provided for the child’s personal possessions.

(5) In all instances when exceptions are necessary, these shall be for children under two (2) years of age or when special cultural, ethnic, or socioeconomic circumstances create a situation in which such exceptions will not be to the detriment of the child.

(E) Foster family homes shall be accessible to schools, recreation, other community facilities and special resources (such as medical clinics) as needed.

(F) If the home is otherwise suitable, the foster family shall be provided with all available assistance in meeting the above requirements, standards, and/or codes. [Res. 05-R-90 § 4, 7/20/2005.]