1.  The director of the department of social services, in consultation with the director of the department of health and senior services, shall promulgate rules, guidelines and protocols for child fatality review panels established pursuant to section 210.192 and for state child fatality review panels.

 2.  The director shall promulgate guidelines and protocols for coroner and medical examiners to use to help them to identify suspicious deaths of children under the age of eighteen years, who are eligible to receive a certificate of live birth.

Terms Used In Missouri Laws 210.194

  • State: when applied to any of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020

 3.  No rule or portion of a rule promulgated under the authority of sections 210.192 to 210.196 shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of section 536.024.

 4.  All meetings conducted and work product, including internal memoranda, summaries or minutes of meetings, and written, audio, or electronic records and communications, made and maintained pursuant to sections 210.192 to 210.196 by the department of social services and department of health and senior services and its divisions, including the state technical assistance team, or other appropriate persons, officials, or state child fatality review panel and local child fatality review panel shall be confidential, unless otherwise provided in this subsection, section 210.150, section 210.195, or section 660.520.  The state technical assistance team shall make nonidentifiable, aggregate data on child fatalities publicly available.  Identifiable data shall be released at the discretion of the director of the department of social services, except for any data that was obtained only from birth or death certificate records provided by the department of health and senior services.  In those cases, the release of identifiable data shall be at the discretion of the state registrar.