LIC Unusual Incident Report
A licensed child care provider is required to submit current and accurate reports to Community Care Licensing in a timely fashion. Unusual incidents (LIC 624 for child care centers and LIC 624B for family child care homes) is one type of such reports. These reports are mandatory for both family child care homes and centers.
Below are some examples of unusual incidents to be reported:
- Outbreaks of communicable diseases (e.g. mumps or measles);
- Suspected child abuse or any incidents that put children in danger, may it be their wandering away from the facility unattended or injuries requiring medical intervention.
The other type of report relates to the facility operation, e.g. personnel changes, contact information changes, and changes to the facility.
Unusual incident reports, thanks to their nature, are filed by phone and in writing. The phone reports are made no later than the next working day after the event occurs. A detailed written report must be filed within 7 days of the event. Personnel changes reports are made within 10 days of the change.
Some events must be reported not only to the Community Care Licensing, but to more than one government agency. Here are some examples:
- Events involving a public health risk (e.g. outbreak of a communicable disease) are to be reported to the Department of Public Health.
- Reports of any kind of criminal violation are to be filed to local law enforcement authorities.
- And suspected child abuse cases must also be reported to a child protective agency.
Form LIC 624 Related Publications
- LIC 624A, Death Report. The form is submitted by the licensee within 7 days of the death of a client regardless of the cause and the location of the death.
- LIC 624B, Unusual Incident/Injury Report - Family Child Care Home. Family child care home licensee uses this form for a written report in the event of a death or injury occurred on a child care facility.
- LIC 624-LE, Law Enforcement Contact Report. The appropriate facilities may (albeit not required to) use this form to report every incident involving a law enforcement contact, even if the child is not is alleged to have committed a crime.