Fam. Code Section 264.506
Purpose and Duties of Review Team
(a)The purpose of a review team is to decrease the incidence of preventable child deaths by:
(1)providing assistance, direction, and coordination to investigations of child deaths;
(2)promoting cooperation, communication, and coordination among agencies involved in responding to child fatalities;
(3)developing an understanding of the causes and incidence of child deaths in the county or counties in which the review team is located;
(4)recommending changes to agencies, through the agency’s representative member, that will reduce the number of preventable child deaths; and
(5)advising the committee on changes to law, policy, or practice that will assist the team and the agencies represented on the team in fulfilling their duties.
(b)To achieve its purpose, a review team shall:
(1)adapt and implement, according to local needs and resources, the model protocols developed by the department and the committee;
(2)meet on a regular basis to review child fatality cases and recommend methods to improve coordination of services and investigations between agencies that are represented on the team;
(3)collect and maintain data as required by the committee;
(4)review and analyze the collected data to identify any demographic trends in child fatality cases, including whether there is a disproportionate number of child fatalities in a particular population group or geographic area; and
(5)submit to the vital statistics unit data reports on deaths reviewed as specified by the committee.
(c)A review team shall initiate prevention measures as indicated by the review team’s findings.
Section 264.506 — Purpose and Duties of Review Team,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/FA/htm/FA.264.htm#264.506 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).