Care centers may see more regulations for reporting injuries


Capital News Service
LANSING — Day care centers, adult care centers and foster homes would have to meet higher standards for reporting injuries on an online database, under bills introduced in the state House. Rep. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Township, who sponsored the bills, said the increased record-keeping will make it easier for people to evaluate centers when choosing one. Although those institutions already face state reporting requirements, Lucido said his bills would ensure that patterns of more minor incidents would not be overlooked. Lucido said, “I don’t think a registry or database is so wrong when dealing with loved ones, people we’re trying to protect.”
There are “good bruises and bad bruises,” Lucido said. If a child is playing outside, falls down and scrapes a leg, an accident report would go online saying what happened.