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Page 1 of 1 211.684 Authorization to establish state child fatality review team -- Annual report on child fatalities. (1) For the purposes of KRS Chapter 211: (a) &quot;Child fatality&quot; means the death of a person under the age of eighteen (18) years; and (b) &quot;Local child fatality response team&quot; and &quot;local team&quot; means a community team composed of representatives of agencies, offices, and institutions that <br>investigate child deaths, including but not limited to, coroners, social service <br>workers, medical professionals, law enforcement officials, and <br>Commonwealth's and county attorneys. (2) The Department for Public Health may establish a state child fatality review team. The state team may include representatives of public health, social services, law <br>enforcement, prosecution, coroners, health-care providers, and other agencies or <br>professions deemed appropriate by the commissioner of the department. (3) If a state team is created, the duties of the state team may include the following: (a) Develop and distribute a model protocol for local child fatality response teams for the investigation of child fatalities; (b) Facilitate the development of local child fatality response teams which may include, but is not limited to, providing joint training opportunities and, upon <br>request, providing technical assistance; (c) Review and approve local protocols prepared and submitted by local teams; <br>(d) Receive data and information on child fatalities and analyze the information to identify trends, patterns, and risk factors; (e) Evaluate the effectiveness of prevention and intervention strategies adopted; and (f) Recommend changes in state programs, legislation, administrative regulations, policies, budgets, and treatment and service standards which may facilitate <br>strategies for prevention and reduce the number of child fatalities. (4) The department shall prepare an annual report to be submitted no later than November 1 of each year to the Governor, the Legislative Research Commission, <br>the Chief Justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court, and to be made available to the <br>citizens of the Commonwealth. The report shall include a statistical analysis of the <br>incidence and causes of child fatalities in the Commonwealth during the past fiscal <br>year and recommendations for action. The report shall not include any information <br>which would identify specific child fatality cases. Effective: July 14, 2000 <br>History: Amended 2000 Ky. Acts ch. 14, sec. 61, effective July 14, 2000. -- Amended 1998 Ky. Acts ch. 426, sec. 311, effective July 15, 1998. -- Created 1996 Ky. Acts <br>ch. 347, sec. 3, effective July 15, 1996.

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Statutes > Kentucky > 211-00 > 684

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Page 1 of 1 211.684 Authorization to establish state child fatality review team -- Annual report on child fatalities. (1) For the purposes of KRS Chapter 211: (a) &quot;Child fatality&quot; means the death of a person under the age of eighteen (18) years; and (b) &quot;Local child fatality response team&quot; and &quot;local team&quot; means a community team composed of representatives of agencies, offices, and institutions that <br>investigate child deaths, including but not limited to, coroners, social service <br>workers, medical professionals, law enforcement officials, and <br>Commonwealth's and county attorneys. (2) The Department for Public Health may establish a state child fatality review team. The state team may include representatives of public health, social services, law <br>enforcement, prosecution, coroners, health-care providers, and other agencies or <br>professions deemed appropriate by the commissioner of the department. (3) If a state team is created, the duties of the state team may include the following: (a) Develop and distribute a model protocol for local child fatality response teams for the investigation of child fatalities; (b) Facilitate the development of local child fatality response teams which may include, but is not limited to, providing joint training opportunities and, upon <br>request, providing technical assistance; (c) Review and approve local protocols prepared and submitted by local teams; <br>(d) Receive data and information on child fatalities and analyze the information to identify trends, patterns, and risk factors; (e) Evaluate the effectiveness of prevention and intervention strategies adopted; and (f) Recommend changes in state programs, legislation, administrative regulations, policies, budgets, and treatment and service standards which may facilitate <br>strategies for prevention and reduce the number of child fatalities. (4) The department shall prepare an annual report to be submitted no later than November 1 of each year to the Governor, the Legislative Research Commission, <br>the Chief Justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court, and to be made available to the <br>citizens of the Commonwealth. The report shall include a statistical analysis of the <br>incidence and causes of child fatalities in the Commonwealth during the past fiscal <br>year and recommendations for action. The report shall not include any information <br>which would identify specific child fatality cases. Effective: July 14, 2000 <br>History: Amended 2000 Ky. Acts ch. 14, sec. 61, effective July 14, 2000. -- Amended 1998 Ky. Acts ch. 426, sec. 311, effective July 15, 1998. -- Created 1996 Ky. Acts <br>ch. 347, sec. 3, effective July 15, 1996.

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Statutes > Kentucky > 211-00 > 684

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Page 1 of 1 211.684 Authorization to establish state child fatality review team -- Annual report on child fatalities. (1) For the purposes of KRS Chapter 211: (a) &quot;Child fatality&quot; means the death of a person under the age of eighteen (18) years; and (b) &quot;Local child fatality response team&quot; and &quot;local team&quot; means a community team composed of representatives of agencies, offices, and institutions that <br>investigate child deaths, including but not limited to, coroners, social service <br>workers, medical professionals, law enforcement officials, and <br>Commonwealth's and county attorneys. (2) The Department for Public Health may establish a state child fatality review team. The state team may include representatives of public health, social services, law <br>enforcement, prosecution, coroners, health-care providers, and other agencies or <br>professions deemed appropriate by the commissioner of the department. (3) If a state team is created, the duties of the state team may include the following: (a) Develop and distribute a model protocol for local child fatality response teams for the investigation of child fatalities; (b) Facilitate the development of local child fatality response teams which may include, but is not limited to, providing joint training opportunities and, upon <br>request, providing technical assistance; (c) Review and approve local protocols prepared and submitted by local teams; <br>(d) Receive data and information on child fatalities and analyze the information to identify trends, patterns, and risk factors; (e) Evaluate the effectiveness of prevention and intervention strategies adopted; and (f) Recommend changes in state programs, legislation, administrative regulations, policies, budgets, and treatment and service standards which may facilitate <br>strategies for prevention and reduce the number of child fatalities. (4) The department shall prepare an annual report to be submitted no later than November 1 of each year to the Governor, the Legislative Research Commission, <br>the Chief Justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court, and to be made available to the <br>citizens of the Commonwealth. The report shall include a statistical analysis of the <br>incidence and causes of child fatalities in the Commonwealth during the past fiscal <br>year and recommendations for action. The report shall not include any information <br>which would identify specific child fatality cases. Effective: July 14, 2000 <br>History: Amended 2000 Ky. Acts ch. 14, sec. 61, effective July 14, 2000. -- Amended 1998 Ky. Acts ch. 426, sec. 311, effective July 15, 1998. -- Created 1996 Ky. Acts <br>ch. 347, sec. 3, effective July 15, 1996.

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