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§7B‑1403.  Task Force – duties.

The Task Force shall:

(1)        Undertake astatistical study of the incidences and causes of child deaths in this Stateand establish a profile of child deaths. The study shall include (i) ananalysis of all community and private and public agency involvement with thedecedents and their families prior to death, and (ii) an analysis of childdeaths by age, cause, and geographic distribution;

(2)        Develop a system formultidisciplinary review of child deaths. In developing such a system, the TaskForce shall study the operation of existing Local Teams. The Task Force shallalso consider the feasibility and desirability of local or regional reviewteams and, should it determine such teams to be feasible and desirable, developguidelines for the operation of the teams. The Task Force shall also examinethe laws, rules, and policies relating to confidentiality of and access toinformation that affect those agencies with responsibilities for children,including State and local health, mental health, social services, education,and law enforcement agencies, to determine whether those laws, rules, andpolicies inappropriately impede the exchange of information necessary toprotect children from preventable deaths, and, if so, recommend changes tothem;

(3)        Receive and considerreports from the State Team; and

(4)        Perform any otherstudies, evaluations, or determinations the Task Force considers necessary tocarry out its mandate. (1991, c. 689, s. 233(a); 1996, 2nd Ex. Sess., c. 17,s. 3.2; 1998‑202, s. 6; 1998‑212, s. 12.44(a), (c).)