St. Paul, MN (WXOW) - Minnesota health officials are hoping that a new set of recommendations could help prevent child deaths at in-home day cares.
The state Department of Human Services is calling for more training of home day-care providers and better compliance with safe-sleeping requirements.
The number of deaths in licensed in-home day cares has nearly doubled over the past five years, to almost one per month.
An investigation found that 82 of the 85 deaths in licensed child care in the state since 2002 happened in home day cares.
The state's child-mortality review panel now recommends that day-care providers get more frequent training on safe-sleeping arrangements for infants. The panel also recommends enhanced CPR training.
More recommendations are expected when the panel releases its report next month.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2013 WorldNow and WXOW. All Rights Reserved.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Theresa Wopat at 507-895-9969. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.