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Senate Bill 0125


Senate Bill 0125

ARCHIVE (2013)

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DIGEST OF SB 125 (Updated April 11, 2013 11:14 am - DI 84)


Child fatality reviews and commission on children. Establishes the commission on improving the status of children (the commission) in Indiana to: (1) study issues concerning vulnerable youth; (2) review legislation; (3) cooperate with other entities; and (4) take other actions relating to children. Establishes a child services oversight committee to: (1) review data reports from the department of child services (DCS); (2) review annual reports from the DCS ombudsman; (3) make recommendations to the commission to improve the delivery of child protection services; and (4) submit an annual report to the commission. Repeals the law establishing the department of child services interim study committee. Establishes a local child fatality review team in each county. Requires a local child fatality review team to submit an annual report to the state child fatality review coordinator. Requires a local child fatality review team to review the death of a child in certain circumstances. Establishes the statewide child fatality review committee and requires the committee to: (1) compile and analyze data recorded by local child fatality review teams; (2) review child mortality records; (3) assist local child fatality review teams; (4) assist in or conduct a review of the death of a child in certain circumstances; and (5) create strategies and make recommendations for the safety of children and prevention of serious injuries or deaths of children. Requires the state department of health to employ a state child fatality review coordinator. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the department of child services interim study committee.)
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