The Child Fatality Prevention Team Coordinator shall serve as liaison between the State Team and the Local Teams that review records of additional child fatalities and shall provide technical assistance to these Local Teams. The Team Coordinator shall:
(1) Develop a plan to establish Local Teams that review the records of additional child fatalities in each county.
(2) Develop model operating procedures for these Local Teams that address when public meetings should be held, what items should be addressed in public meetings, what information may be released in written reports, and any other information the Team Coordinator considers necessary.
(3) Provide structured training for these Local Teams at the time of their establishment, and continuing technical assistance thereafter.
(4) Provide statistical information on all child deaths occurring in each county to the appropriate Local Team, and assure that all child deaths in a county are assessed through the multidisciplinary system.
(5) Monitor the work of these Local Teams.
(6) Receive reports of findings, and other reports that the Team Coordinator may require, from these Local Teams.
(7) Report the aggregated findings of these Local Teams to each Local Team that reviews the records of additional child fatalities and to the State Team.
(8) Evaluate the impact of local efforts to identify problems and make changes. (1993, c. 321, s. 285(a); 1998-202, s. 6.)
Last modified: March 23, 2014