For Immediate Release
June 2, 2009

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

State Issues Emergency Suspension of Group Day Care Home in Merriam

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued an Emergency Order of Suspension against Debra Lou Devault Day Care Home, a licensed group day care home operated by Debra Lou Devault, located at 9719 West 59th Terrace, Merriam.

State law allows the Secretary of KDHE to issue such an order when, in the opinion of the Secretary, the order is necessary to protect children in the home from any potential threat to health or safety.

The order is subject to appeal to the Secretary.

Note to editor/reporter:  For a copy of the Emergency Suspension Order, please email with a request for the document.