KinderCare to Accept Children with Diabetes
22 August 1996
KinderCare, one the the largest day care providers in the United States, agreed today to accept children with diabetes and to perform daily finger-stick blood tests. KinderCare operates 1,143 child care centers in 38 states and had refused to admit diabetic children because they need blood sugar tests.
The American Diabetes Association had brought suit against KinderCare under the Americans with Disabilities Act, on behalf of an Ohio boy who was denied admission to a KinderCare center in Columbus, Ohio. Under the terms of the settlement, announced today by Attorney General Janet Reno, KinderCare has agreed to perform blood tests and to maintain records of the tests for six months. They are not required to give insulin injections.
For Additional Information
- KinderCare Settlement Agreement re: Diabetes Finger-Prick Tests
- Diabetes, Discrimination and Daycare
- Justice Department Agreement Ensures Access To Daycare For More Than 100,000 Children With Diabetes
- The Age of Legal Advocacy for Diabetes
Updated January 12, 2003
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