Parents should be able to see records

By Nolan Clay Modified: October 2, 2007 at 12:02 am •  Published: October 2, 2007
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at summary must stay up for 120 days after the investigation is completed.

•Any DHS letter allowing a former criminal to work there.

Also, the day care must keep in a file accessible to parents:

•The most recent DHS inspection report.

•Any other DHS inspection reports in the past 120 days.

•Records on licensing complaints in the past 120 days.

•Any DHS notice to comply with rules in the past 120 days.

•A summary of any inconclusive DHS investigation in the past 120 days.

•A summary of any investigation confirming abuse or neglect in the past year.

DHS officials ordered the changes after being criticized over the death of Joshua Minton in Tulsa. He died May 17, hours after day care owner Vicki Chiles allegedly taped over his mouth because he was whining at naptime. She is charged with first-degree murder. After his death, his parents said they would have removed their children from Chiles' care if they had known DHS had investigated her and already substantiated she abused an 8-year-old boy at the day care in April. Chiles said she had spanked that boy with a flyswatter, according to reports.

Related document: Day care rules