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Georgia Day Care Centers Have 24 Hours to Report Deaths and Serious Illness / Injury Requiring Medical Center to State of Georgia Child Care Licensing Office

By Stephanie Brown and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In Georgia and Other States, day care centers have a duty to report incidents of serious injury and death to the responsible child welfare agency. In Georgia, day care centers have a duty to report these incidents to the Department of Human Resources – Child Care Licensing Office within 24 hours. In particular, day care centers must report the following:

*any death of a child while in the care of the day care center;
*any serious illness or injury requiring hospitalization or professional medical attention beyond first aid rendered at the day care center;
*any fire (regardless of injury);
*any structural disaster within the day care center facility; and
*any incident / emergency situation that required the temporary relocation of the children.