1.  The director of the department of social services shall establish a special team which shall:

 (1)  Develop and implement protocols for the evaluation and review of child fatalities;

Terms Used In Missouri Laws 210.195

  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
  • 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

 (2)  Provide training, expertise and assistance to county child fatality review panels for the review of child fatalities;

 (3)  When required and unanimously requested by the county fatality review panel, assist in the review and prosecution of specific child fatalities; and

 (4)  The special team may be known as the department of social services, state technical assistance team.

 2.  The director of the department of social services shall appoint regional coordinators to serve as resources to child fatality review panels established pursuant to section 210.192.

 3.  The director of the department of social services shall appoint a state child fatality review panel which shall meet at least biannually to provide oversight and make recommendations to the department of social services, state technical assistance team.  The department of social services, state technical assistance team shall gather data from local child fatality review panels to identify systemic problems and shall submit findings and recommendations to the director of the department of social services, the governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, the president pro tempore of the senate, the children’s services commission, juvenile officers, and the chairman of the local child fatality review panel, at least once a year, on ways to prevent further child abuse and injury deaths.  The report shall include a summary of compliance with the provisions of sections 210.192 to 210.196 for each county or city not within a county.