|Continued from LIC 9099.|
During the subsequent investigation, LPA interviewed one adult (A7) at 1:30 p.m. on 06/25/2019 and interviewed C1 and two adults (A6-A7) at 1:45 p.m. on 06/28/2019. Interviews did not corroborate the allegation. Interviews failed to produce information regarding how or when C1 sustained the bruising; specifically, whether C1 had bruising before his first attendance at the facility during the week specified in the complaint. LPA reviewed a related Unusual Incident Report (UIR) submitted to the Department by the facility on 05/17/2019. LPA investigation of the UIR did not result in citation of facility deficiencies.
During the subsequent investigation inspection on 07/18/2019, LPA observed 17 children supervised by three staff, within ratio and capacity requirements. At 8:00 a.m., LPA interviewed an adult (A3). Interview did not corroborate the allegation. At 9:30 a.m., LPA interviewed a staff (S1). The interview did not corroborate the allegation. At 10:00 a.m., LPA interviewed a child (C5). The interview did not corroborate the allegation. At 10:30 a.m., LPA again discussed the allegation with D1. At 11:00 a.m., LPA reviewed facility documents and again observed staff care and supervision of children. LPA observations and facility documentation review failed to corroborate the allegation.
Although either a lack of supervision or unspecified action taken by S1 may have caused C1's bruising, based on information obtained through interviews, LPA observations, document reviews and photographic evidence, there was insufficient evidence to support the allegation that C1 sustained unexplained injuries while in care. Although the allegation may have happened or is valid, there is not a preponderance of evidence to prove the alleged violations did or did not occur; therefore, the allegation is UNSUBSTANTIATED.
An exit interview was conducted, and Appeal Rights were provided and discussed with the director, whose signature on this form confirms receipt of these documents. There were no Title 22 deficiencies cited during today's inspection.
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