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Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Audit of Health and Safety Standards at Child Care Facilities in North Carolina," (A-12-92-00044)

March 24, 1993

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This final report presents the results of our review on health and safety standards at 27 judgementally selected facilities providing services to children in the State of North Carolina. We found violations of State codes and areas where improvements can be made at 23 out of 27 facilities visited. The violations ranged from discrepancies in employees and children records to fire code violations and unsanitary conditions. Examples of the types of health hazards noted that placed the children "at risk" were exposure to raw sewage, insect infestations, dangerous chemicals and fire hazards such as locked exit doors and unchanged fire extinguishers.