Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Media Contact: LARA Communications (517-335-LARA (5272))
January 14, 2021 – The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has summarily suspended the child care group home license for Janet Shaffer, located at 120 Anna Drive, Tawas City.
LARA’s actions resulted from a January 7, 2021 high-risk special investigation conducted at the child care group home. The investigation found violations of the Child Care Organizations Act and administrative rules. LARA took emergency action to protect the health, welfare, and safety of the children at Shaffer’s child care group home.
Effective January 12, 2020, the summary suspension order prohibits Shaffer from operating a child care group home at 120 Anna Drive, Tawas City, or at any other address or location. Accordingly, she may not accept children for care after that date and time. The order also requires the licensee to inform all parents of children in her care that the license has been suspended and that she can no longer provide child care.
Since LARA has summarily suspended the license, an administrative hearing will promptly be scheduled before an administrative law judge with the Michigan Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules.