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Central Minn. Treatment Facility Fined after Baby's Death

Updated: 06/09/2014 9:04 AM
Created: 06/08/2014 3:30 PM KSTP.com

The state has fined a Sauk Rapids residential treatment facility after a baby died there in 2011.
    
In an order issued last month, the Minnesota Department of Human Services found that Journey Home was responsible for neglect of the mother and her infant, who died in an unsafe sleeping location and position in October 2011.
    
The St. Cloud Times reports the state launched a critical review of the home for mothers recovering from chemical dependency after a different baby drowned in September 2013. DHS did not find any maltreatment in the drowning.
    
DHS issued a $1,000 fine and ordered its license to be placed on conditional status for two years. Journey Home is operated by CentraCare Health, which has appealed.

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