For Immediate Release
January 29, 2010

KDHE Office of Communications
communications@kdheks.gov, 785-296-0461

State Issues Emergency Suspension of Day Care Home in Wichita

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued an Emergency Order of Suspension against Gabbys Little Helping Hands Child Care Home, a licensed day care home operated by Katherine S. Harris located at 1119 S. George Washington Dr., Wichita.

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 e-mail kpankratz@kdheks.gov with a request for the document.