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Bill Passed for Unlicensed Daycare Regulations

Steve Wagner

A bill just passed in the Indiana House which will require unlicensed daycare centers to comply with strict safety regulations if they receive any taxpayer money. These safety regulations are being introduced after several incidents over the past couple of years where children have been injured and killed as a result of accidents and negligence at these facilities.

Advocates for child safety have been pushing for more stringent regulations at these centers, as unlicensed facilities have fewer regulations to follow, and they are not monitored as strictly as state-run facilities. Since 2009, 16 children have died in these unlicensed centers, as well as numerous others who were injured.

The most important aspect of this new bill will be regulations for how many children can be under the supervision of each care provider. Currently, there are very lax regulations for the amount of children each care provider can monitor, often leaving day care centers overrun with children who have little-to-no supervision.

The bill passed in the house with a vote of 71-24, but the results from the Senate have not been announced as of yet. We will attempt to keep you posted when we hear more information on this bill.

If your child was injured or killed in daycare, give the daycare negligence lawyers of Wagner Reese a call for more information on how we can assist you. We offer free consultation; call (888) 204-8440 to schedule yours today.

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