W. Va. Code R. § 64-20-5 - Conduct of Child Fatality Review Team
5.1. The CFRT shall meet monthly.
5.2. The chairperson of the team shall appoint persons to vacancies on the CFRT on an interim basis, while awaiting completion of the nomination and appointment process by the governor as outlined in W. Va. Code § 49-5D-5.
5.3. The chairperson of the CFRT, or his or her designee, and the team members shall review death certificates of children sent monthly by the office of vital statistics and shall determine which are unexpected or unexplained deaths.
5.4. Each member of the CFRT shall examine the records of his or her agency to determine if the child, or the child's parents or guardians, have received services at his or her agency, and if necessary, may contact other agencies to complete the review.
5.5. Team members shall present to the rest of the CFRT the information obtained from the record reviews, but shall retain the documents in each's agency's files.
5.6. All documents regarding a particular case that are reviewed by the CFRT shall be destroyed by the CFRT after the publication of the annual report in which that case data is included.
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