Texas Family Code - Section 264.515. Investigation
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Section: 264.508 264.509 264.510 264.511 264.512 264.513 264.514 264.515 264.601 264.602 264.603 264.604 264.605 264.606 264.607
§ 264.515. INVESTIGATION. (a) The investigation
required by Section 264.514 must include:
(1) an autopsy, unless an autopsy was conducted as
part of the inquest;
(2) an inquiry into the circumstances of the death,
including an investigation of the scene of the death and interviews
with the parents of the child, any guardian or caretaker of the
child, and the person who reported the child's death; and
(3) a review of relevant information regarding the
child from an agency, professional, or health care provider.
(b) The review required by Subsection (a)(3) must include a
review of any applicable medical record, child protective services
record, record maintained by an emergency medical services
provider, and law enforcement report.
(c) The committee shall develop a protocol relating to
investigation of an unexpected death of a child under this section.
In developing the protocol, the committee shall consult with
individuals and organizations that have knowledge and experience in
the issues of child abuse and child deaths.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 255, § 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1995;
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 878, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
Last modified: August 11, 2007