LARA Summarily Suspends Genesee County Child Care Home License

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July 18, 2017 - The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), Bureau of Community and Health Systems, issued an order of summary suspension and notice of intent to revoke the child care certificate of registration of Genesee County family child care home provider, Jana Walsh at 325 Murphy St in Linden. This action resulted from a recent investigation of a complaint of the family child care home.

The July 13, 2017, complaint investigation found violations of the Child Care Organizations Act and administrative rules regarding family and group child care homes. LARA took emergency action to protect the health, welfare, and safety of children.

Effective July 13, 2017, the summary suspension order prohibits Walsh from operating a family child care home at any other address or location. Accordingly, she may not accept children for care after that date and time. The order also requires Walsh to inform all of the parents of children in her care that her certificate of registration has been suspended and that she can no longer provide child care.

Walsh has held a certificate of registration to operate a family child care home since March 1, 1994. The certificate of registration was for six children.

Michigan law defines a group child care home as “a private home in which more than six but not more than 12 minor children are given care and supervision for periods of less than 24 hours a day, unattended by a parent or legal guardian, except children related to an adult member of the family by blood, marriage, or adoption. Group child care home includes a home that gives care to an unrelated minor child for more than four weeks during a calendar year.”

A licensee has the right to appeal the suspension and revocation.

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