A Rochester home day care that had its license temporarily suspended after the death of a child, was issued a conditional license in September.
Bambis Daycare, 3308 Seventh St. NW, was issued a conditional license after a settlement agreement was reached by a representative of the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services. The state's Department of Human Services is responsible for the licensing of family child care.
Based on the recommendation of Olmsted County Community Services, the day care's license was suspended on July 17. According to the suspension notice, the license for the home day care is registered to Nusreta and Asim Mustafovic. The suspension was appealed.
A call made on Tuesday to the number attached to the license went directly to voicemail. The message left was not returned.
Rochester police were called around 9:30 a.m. on July 17 to Bambis Daycare, 3308 Seventh St. NW, for a report of an incident involving a 4-month-old baby, Capt. Casey Moilanen told the Post Bulletin. The baby was taken to Mayo Clinic Hospital-Saint Marys but died days later, according to Moilanen. The baby had no visible signs of trauma.
At the time the conditional license was awarded in September, Mayo Clinic’s media relations office told the Post Bulletin that the Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner's Office did not yet have a report on the cause and manner of death for the 4-month-old. Late last month, Mayo Clinic’s media relations office said that the cause and manner of death were “undetermined.” No criminal charges were filed in the baby’s death.
During the law enforcement and licensing investigations, it was determined that another person lived at the home and provided care to infants during that week in July. According to the settlement agreement, the license holders failed to report the person’s presence in their home to the county and failed to ensure that the person had the required background study and training on Abusive Head Trauma and Sudden Unexplained Infant Death.
The settlement agreement, which grants a two-year conditional license, required that within five days of the execution of the agreement, training on those topics would be scheduled for that person. Terms include that any plastic bags and clutter be removed from all crib ledges and “all infants shall sleep on the same floor of the family child care home as a licensed provider is on at all times,” according to the settlement agreement.
The agreement also states that the settlement had to be posted in a conspicuous place and a copy must be given to the parents of each child attending the day care facility.