Fam. Code Section 264.502
(a)The child fatality review team committee is composed of:
(1)a person appointed by and representing the state registrar of vital statistics;
(2)a person appointed by and representing the commissioner of the department;
(3)a person appointed by and representing the Title V director of the Department of State Health Services;
(4)a person appointed by and representing the speaker of the house of representatives;
(5)a person appointed by and representing the lieutenant governor;
(6)a person appointed by and representing the governor; and
(7)individuals selected under Subsection (b).
(b)The members of the committee who serve under Subsections (a)(1) through (6) shall select the following additional committee members:
(1)a criminal prosecutor involved in prosecuting crimes against children;
(3)a justice of the peace;
(4)a medical examiner;
(5)a police chief;
(6)a pediatrician experienced in diagnosing and treating child abuse and neglect;
(7)a child educator;
(8)a child mental health provider;
(9)a public health professional;
(10)a child protective services specialist;
(11)a sudden infant death syndrome family service provider;
(13)a child advocate;
(14)a chief juvenile probation officer;
(15)a child abuse prevention specialist;
(16)a representative of the Department of Public Safety;
(17)a representative of the Texas Department of Transportation;
(18)an emergency medical services provider; and
(19)a provider of services to, or an advocate for, victims of family violence.
(c)Members of the committee selected under Subsection (b) serve three-year terms with the terms of six or seven members, as appropriate, expiring February 1 each year.
(d)Members selected under Subsection (b) must reflect the geographical, cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity of the state.
(e)An appointment to a vacancy on the committee shall be made in the same manner as the original appointment. A member is eligible for reappointment.
(f)Members of the committee shall select a presiding officer from the members of the committee.
(g)The presiding officer of the committee shall call the meetings of the committee, which shall be held at least quarterly.
(h)A member of the committee is not entitled to compensation for serving on the committee but is entitled to reimbursement for the member’s travel expenses as provided in the General Appropriations Act. Reimbursement under this subsection for a person serving on the committee under Subsection (a)(2) shall be paid from funds appropriated to the department. Reimbursement for other persons serving on the committee shall be paid from funds appropriated to the Department of State Health Services.
Section 264.502 — Committee,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/FA/htm/FA.264.htm#264.502 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).