A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE SOCIAL SERVICES COMMISSION TO ADOPT A POLICY PROHIBITING A FOSTER PARENT FROM SMOKING IN THE PRESENCE OF AN INFANT IN THE FOSTER PARENT'S CARE.
Amends GS 131D-10.5 (Powers and duties of the Commission), providing that the Social Service Commission will adopt rules establishing a policy to prohibit a foster parent from smoking in the presence of an infant in the foster parent's care, pursuant to GS 131D-10.9A.
Amends GS Chapter 131D, by creating a new section GS 131D-10.9A (Policy prohibiting smoking in the presence of an infant in foster care setting), establishing that the Division of Social Services will enforce a written policy which prohibits a foster parent from smoking in a private residence used to provide licensed foster care. This policy will also prohibit a foster parent from smoking in the presence of an infant in the foster parent's care while in a motor vehicle. Requires the foster parent to prohibit others from smoking in the presence of an infant in that foster parent's care as well.
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