Thursday, October 18, 2007

Center for Troubled Youth Could Have Its License Suspended

August 31st, 2007

(KSL News) A Draper center for troubled youth could have its license suspended because staff did not follow policy the night a boy died there.

A Youth Care counselor found the 14-year-old California boy dead on the morning of June 28. Authorities say he'd been sick with stomach flu-like symptoms.

A spokesperson for the state's human services department said today Youth Care staff did not contact an on-call nurse the night the teen died.

Youth Care says they will appeal the notice of suspension and work closely with state officials. They also say they are conducting their own review of procedures.
They called the death an unfortunate accident and an unexpected loss.