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Modifications to the Child Fatality Prevention Act

Concerning modifications to the "Child Fatality Prevention Act".
2024 Regular Session
Children & Domestic Matters
Public Health
Bill Summary

The "Child Fatality Prevention Act" establishes state and local or regional child fatality prevention review teams to conduct multidisciplinary reviews of child abuse, neglect, and fatalities. The bill:

  • Repeals the requirement that a local or regional review team conduct reviews of child fatalities related to motor vehicle incidents;
  • Requires that members of a local or regional review team be appointed by a board of county commissioners;
  • Repeals the requirement that a local or regional review team review the cause and manner of a child fatality, as determined by the local coroner, pathologist, or medical examiner;
  • Requires a local or regional review team to provide the parent or guardian of a deceased child with written notice of a review, an opportunity to be heard, and an opportunity to obtain legal representation during the review process; and
  • Repeals the requirement that a state review team review a child fatality case that has not been reviewed by a local or regional review team.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. T. Winter
Sen. R. Pelton



The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details