Alaska Statutes.
Title 12. Code of Criminal Procedure
Chapter 65. Death Investigations and Medical Examiners
Section 120. State Child Fatality Review Team.
previous: Section 110. Inventory and Disposition of Property.
next: Section 130. State Child Fatality Review Team Duties.

AS 12.65.120. State Child Fatality Review Team.

(a) The state child fatality review team is established in the Department of Health and Social Services to assist the state medical examiner. The team is composed of

(1) the following persons, or that person's designee:

(A) the state medical examiner;

(B) a state prosecutor with experience in homicide prosecutions, appointed by the attorney general;

(C) an investigator with the state troopers who has experience in conducting investigations of homicide, child abuse, or child neglect, appointed by the commissioner of public safety;

(D) a social worker with the Department of Health and Social Services who has experience in conducting investigations of child abuse and neglect, appointed by the commissioner of health and social services;

(2) the following persons, or that person's designee, appointed by the commissioner of health and social services:

(A) a physician licensed under AS 08.64 who

(i) specializes in neonatology or perinatology; or

(ii) is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics;

(B) a municipal law enforcement officer with experience in conducting investigations of homicide, child abuse, or child neglect;

(C) other persons, including educators, whose experience and expertise would, as determined by the commissioner of health and social services, contribute to the effectiveness of the team.

(b) A team member is not eligible to receive compensation from the state for service on the team. A member appointed under (a)(2) of this section

(1) is eligible for travel expenses and per diem from the Department of Health and Social Services under AS 39.20.180 ; and

(2) serves at the pleasure of the commissioner of health and social services.

(c) In addition to the persons specified in (a) of this section, the team may invite a person to participate as a member of the team if the person has expertise that would be helpful to the team in a review of a specific death. A person participating under this subsection is eligible only for travel expenses and per diem from the Department of Health and Social Services under AS 39.20.180 .

(d) The state medical examiner serves as chair of the team.

All content © 2008 by Touch N' Go/Bright Solutions, Inc.

Note to HTML Version:

This version of the Alaska Statutes is current through December, 2007. The Alaska Statutes were automatically converted to HTML from a plain text format. Every effort has been made to ensure their accuracy, but this can not be guaranteed. If it is critical that the precise terms of the Alaska Statutes be known, it is recommended that more formal sources be consulted. For statutes adopted after the effective date of these statutes, see, Alaska State Legislature If any errors are found, please e-mail Touch N' Go systems at E-mail. We hope you find this information useful.