Contemporary Issues in Licensing: Reporting, Tracking, and Responding to Serious Injuries and Fatalities in Child Care

In a series of reports about contemporary issues in licensing, this report focuses on practices and policies pertaining to serious injuries and fatalities in child care. State examples illustrate challenges in this area but also emphasize that, when done well, the tracking of incidents helps States focus their efforts on reducing the number of children who are seriously injured or die in child care settings. Topics include the lack of a consistent national definition and data on serious injuries, state regulations related to reporting serious injuries and fatalities, state tracking systems, States’ use of available data, and conducting the investigation.

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August 12, 2014
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