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LARA Summarily Suspends Group Child Care Home License in Gaylord - Diane Platte

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May 9, 2017 - The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Community and Health Systems (BCHS), issued an order of summary suspension and notice of intent to revoke the license of an Otsego County group child care home provider, Diane Platte, #DG690382861, 1050 Van Tyle Road, Gaylord, Michigan 49735. This action resulted from a recent investigation of a complaint of the group child care home.

The April 28, 2017 complaint investigation found violations of the Child Care Organizations Act and administrative rules regarding the suitability of a caregiver and of persons residing in the home, and reporting information to BCHS. BCHS took emergency action to protect the health, welfare, and safety of children.

Effective 6:00 p.m., April 28, 2017, the summary suspension order prohibits Diane Platte from operating a group child care home at 1050 Van Tyle Road, Gaylord, Michigan 49735, or at any other address or location. Accordingly, she may not accept children for care after that date and time. The order also requires Ms. Platte to inform all the parents of children in her care that her license has been suspended and that she can no longer provide child care.

Ms. Platte has held a license to operate a group child care home since August 5, 2016. The license was for 12 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 this suspension. The case will be forwarded to the Michigan Administrative Hearing System (MAHS) for a hearing date.

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