Review: Compliance issues in 20 home day cares

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DETROIT A review of 20 Michigan home day cares has found each out of compliance with at least one state requirement for children's health and safety.

The report was released Monday by the U.S. Health and Human Services inspector general's office.

It says conditions in 19 of the homes failed to meet some standards, while 16 failed state records and supervision requirements. Ten providers had not properly completed criminal background checks for assistant caregivers.

Other problems included blocked pathways or inadequate fire escape exits and chemicals labeled "flammable" stored near a furnace and water heater.

Workers with the inspector general's office accompanied state licensing officials during the unannounced inspections last year.

State Human Services spokesman Bob Wheaton says the findings are similar to what licensing inspectors find during other home visits.

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