Delores Suel, who owns Jackson child care centers, sued Tuesday, claiming the Department of Human Services acted illegally by proposing a rule about the scanners without filing an economic impact statement.
DHS wants parents who receive federally subsidized child care to use scanners.
In a hearing Wednesday, Assistant Attorney General Earl Scales told Judge Denise Owens that DHS should've filed the statement.
Owens ruled DHS must restart rule-making, meaning mid-December — not Nov. 1 — is the earliest scanners could be required. Owens also ruled DHS must hold another public hearing.