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House Bill 1420


House Bill 1420

ARCHIVE (2013)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Child fatality reviews. Establishes a child fatality committee in each county to: (1) determine whether to establish a county or regional child fatality review team for the county; (2) appoint members to the local child fatality review team; and (3) determine whether the committee will enter into a memorandum of understanding with another local child fatality review team to receive, upon request, guidance and expertise from the other local child fatality review team. Requires the department of health to employ a state child fatality review coordinator to assist the statewide child fatality review committee and assist local child fatality review teams. Establishes other duties for the state child fatality review coordinator. Establishes duties and responsibilities of local child fatality review teams and the statewide child fatality review committee. Requires the following to be paid from funds appropriated to the state department of health: (1) The salary of the state child fatality review coordinator. (2) Expenses for training for the state child fatality review coordinator, members of local child fatality review teams, and members of the statewide child fatality review committee. (3) Other expenses related to the duties of the state child fatality review coordinator. Repeals current provisions concerning local child fatality review teams and the statewide child fatality review committee. Relocates certain provisions that are repealed concerning local child fatality review teams and the statewide child fatality review committee.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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