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The child fatality review panel shall meet at least semiannually to review the deaths and near deaths of all minors which occurred in the state during the preceding six months and to identify trends or patterns in the deaths and near deaths of minors. The panel may review near deaths alleged to have resulted only from child abuse and neglect. The panel shall promote:
1. Interagency communication for the management of child death cases and for the management of future nonfatal cases.
2. Effective criminal, civil, and social intervention for families with fatalities.
3. Intervention and counseling of surviving and at-risk siblings, and offer the same.
4. Interagency use of cases to audit the total health and social service systems and to minimize misclassification of cause of death.
5. Evaluation of the impact of specific risk factors including substance abuse, domestic violence, and prior child abuse.
6. Interagency services to high-risk families.
7. Data collection for surveillance of deaths and the study of categories of causes of death.
8. The use of media to educate the public about child abuse prevention.
9. Intercounty, interhuman service zones, and interstate communications regarding child death.
10. Use of local child protection team members as local child fatality review panelists.
11. Information that apprises a parent or guardian of the parent's or guardian's rights and the procedures taken after the death of a child.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - North Dakota Century Code Title 50. Public Welfare § 50-25.1-04.3. Child fatality review panel--Duties (Effective Jan. 1, 2020) - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nd/title-50-public-welfare/nd-cent-code-sect-50-25-1-04-3.html
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