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at what age does a child need their own room in new york s

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at what age does a child need their own room in new york state
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Thomas Swartz replied 8 years ago.

There is no law in New York which mandates that a child must have their own room by a certain age. New York does of course have laws against abusing or neglecting children. But these laws do not specify at what age a child must have his or her own room. Instead, these laws are written somewhat vaguely to require that a parent or guardian exercise at least a minimum degree of care in terms of providing food, clothing, shelter, education etc. In this respect, if there is an overcrowding situation in the child's living environment, the appropriate social services agency may investigate. But there is nothing specifically in the law which mandates that a child have their own room.