You’ve seen them before. Child care centers in workout gyms that help parents get a few minutes away to exercise, while their child is being supervised by someone. Gyms like LA Fitness are a perfect example of this. You wouldn’t really think about it, but what would happen if a child or even your child somehow was injured due to someone else’s negligence in these child-care facilities?
You would normally think that surely you could, file a complaint with the child-care center and some recourse would come about. But the truth is these day-care centers in gyms like LA Fitness aren’t regulated by the Health Department Services or any other service for that matter in Arizona. Gym child-care centers do not fall under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Department of Health Services.
So who does govern these child-care centers? Cara Christ, DHS assistant director of the division of licensing services, says it is up to the companies offering these services to set their own requirements. She said the state regulates only facilities that watch children on "a regular and routine basis for compensation."
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Now, is there any recourse should something happen? Does the gym have ANY responsibility? Liability?
As a Phoenix Personal Injury Lawyer, the answer here simply is yes, of course they do.