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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


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.

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