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A. If local child fatality teams are organized, they shall abide by the standards and protocol for local child fatality review teams developed by the state team and must have prior authorization from the state team to conduct fatality reviews. Local teams shall be composed of the head of the following departments, agencies or associations, or that person's designee:
1. County medical examiner.
2. Department of child safety.
3. County health department.
B. The chairperson of the state child fatality review team shall appoint the following members of the local team:
1. A domestic violence specialist.
2. A psychiatrist or psychologist licensed in this state.
3. A pediatrician certified by the American board of pediatrics or a family practice physician certified by the American board of family practice. The pediatrician or family practice physician shall also be licensed in this state.
4. A person from a local law enforcement agency.
5. A person from a local prosecutors office.
6. A parent.
C. If local child fatality teams are authorized, they shall:
1. Designate a team chairperson who shall review the death certificates of all children who die within the team's jurisdiction and call meetings of the team when necessary.
2. Assist the state team in collecting data on child fatalities.
3. Submit written reports to the state team as directed by that team. These reports shall include nonidentifying information on individual cases and steps taken by the local team to implement necessary changes and improve the coordination of services and investigations.