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UtahsRight: State data on violations at childcare facilities
First Published Dec 29 2011 10:59 am • Last Updated Jan 12 2012 01:52 pm

In an 8-month period, childcare facilities in the Salt Lake Valley and surrounding areas were given 302 violations on inspections by Utah Department of Health.

The violations that occurred most often within the facilities centered mostly on lack of paperwork, with 65 violations of failing to report a new individuals information, and 61 offenders dinged for failing to follow all rules and regulations – most often dealing with having proper immunization records.

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The third highest violation was having sharp objects, edges, or points accessible to children, with 55 violations in January through August 2011.

The Salt Lake Valley cities included in the numbers were as far south as Draper and as far north as South Weber.

The data was compiled by UtahsRight.com for a weekly series in The Salt Lake Tribune’s neighborhood section highlighting information gleaned from public databases. The purpose is not to provide analysis of the data, but rather to provide the raw information in public databases so the public can analyze the data for their own purposes.

The information was received from a public records request to the Utah Department of Health’s Child Care Licensing.

Though Salt Lake City had the highest number of violations in the Salt Lake Valley area, with 99 violations, they also had the highest number of facilities, with 113 operating in the city.

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Kearns and South Weber had the highest average number of violations per facility, both with an average of 1.3 violations. South Weber had four violations in their three licensed facilities, while Kearns had 16 violations in the 12 operating childcare facilities.

Several cities had zero violations in the examined time frame, including South Salt Lake, Centerville, Sunset and Syracuse.

UtahsRight.com, the data website for The Salt Lake Tribune, conducts an ongoing statewide quest for district court information and other public information, including salaries of public employees and restaurant inspections, using public records requests made under the state’s Government Records Access and Management Act, also known as GRAMA.

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