No ailing mothers-in-law setting up camp in a granny pods! Ridgefield has officially opted out of a new state law that requires towns to allow \u201ctemporary health care structures\u201d (THCSs) as accessory uses to single-family homes, allowing for the care of a \u201cmentally or physically impaired person\u201d at home. The opt-out was enacted by a 4-0 vote of the Board of Selectmen at its Oct. 25 meeting, and followed up on an earlier public hearing and vote by the Planning and Zoning Commission to opt out of the law. The law defines \u201ctemporary health care structures\u201d as \u201cmobile residential structures in which a caregiver can provide care for the impaired person.\u201d In a memorandum to the Planning and Zoning Commission before its Sept. 26 meeting on the health care structures, Planning and Zoning Director Richard Baldelli said, \u201cThe THCS can be anything mobile, i.e., a shed on a trailer, a camper, a nanny pod, a converted storage container or box trailer, etc.\u201d At the Oct. 25 selectmen\u2019s meeting, Baldelli said the health care function that the temporary units were meant for could be adequately served under Ridgefield\u2019s accessory apartment unit regulation, which was adopted in 1999 and has been modified over the years to be more user friendly. \u201cIt seems to be working out well,\u201d Baldelli said of the accessory unit regulation. \u201cObviously, the town\u2019s not being overrun with them. I think we\u2019ve done 100 since the regulation was adopted.\u201d Selectwoman Maureen Kozlark made the motion to opt out of the state law requiring that the temporary health care structure be allowed, and it was seconded by Selectman Bob Hebert.