Report: Painkiller given to infant before death at Jan's Daycare

2:11 PM, Oct 11, 2013   |    comments
Tribune photo/Becky Vargo: The sign is still up at the group day care center where a 5-month-old boy died a month ago. The day care license was revoked three days after the incident.
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FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (Grand Haven Tribune)-- A state investigation has revealed that a day care provider gave a painkiller to a "fussy" 5-month-old prior to putting him down for a nap from which he never woke.

The investigatory report, released to the Tribune a month after the infant's death, detailed this and other violations at Jan's Daycare, a group facility operated by Janet Boyer at 3648 W. Fuller Road in Fruitport Township.

The Michigan Department of Human Services said they sent an investigator to the scene on the afternoon of the child's death, Sept. 10. After the investigation, the department suspended the day care provider's license and gave notice of their intent to permanently revoke the license.

"Due to the serious nature of the above violations and the potential risk it represents to vulnerable children in licensee's care, emergency action is required," the notice stated.

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