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Kansas Day Care Centers – Child Care Centers: What are the Requirements for Reporting Injuries and Illnesses?

By Joni J. Franklin, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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Child care centers and day care centers in Kansas are regulated by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment through various laws, rules, and regulations. Pursuant to General Regulations – K.A.R. 28-4-127 – Emergencies, a child care center has a duty to have written policies in place regarding the reporting of personal injuries and illnesses of adults and children. If a child’s illness or personal injury requires medical attention, the child care center has a legal duty to immediately report the matter to the parent of guardian of the child. If a child dies at a Kansas child care center, the facility must report the death to the county health department or the Kansas Department of Health and Environment by the next working day.

It is vital that child care centers communicate with parents especially when a child is ill or when a child has suffered a personal injury. A child deserved timely medical attention when needed. Parents should have this prompt notification so that plans or arrangements can be made to address the medical and health needs of the child.

If a child has been injured as a result of negligence, improper equipment, or the lack of supervision, a child injury lawyer can answer many questions that arise including issues dealing with medical bills, medical treatment, health insurance, school medical insurance, compensation, the applicable laws, and other matters.