ALL FLORIDA CHILD DEATHS TO BE REVIEWED
May 27, 2012 by admin
MIAMI (AP) — May 26, 2012 Reporter: Associated Press
State of Florida Department of Children and Families will now allow the state Child Death Review Team to review all child deaths.
Department of Children and Families Secretary David Wilkins reversed the longstanding and controversial practice where the team was only able to review a fraction of child deaths.
There were 2,282 child deaths in Florida in 2010, but the state team was only allowed to review a fraction of those cases because only 136 were categorized as child abuse.
Decisions about whether to categorize a death as child abuse vary widely across the state.
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It appears that all Child deaths, even Child Athlete Deaths, will now be reviewed.