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Legislative committee recommends law changes for religious daycares

by IPR News

October 27, 2010

A legislative study committee is recommending the Indiana legislature pass new laws requiring licensed religious child care centers to meet some of the same safety guidelines as non-religious ones.  Currently, non-religious daycare centers are required to lock up poisons and medications, be trained in CPR, have proper immunizations, and have employees drug-tested.  These rules don’t apply to religious daycares.  Under recommendations from the Interim Committee on Child Care, that would change.  Two suggestions were not recommended, because they would cost religious organizations too much money — changing the ratio between number of children and number of caretakers and requiring two exits so that children can safely escape in a fire.