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Article - Health - General


    (a)    In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.

    (b)    “Child” means an individual under the age of 18 years.

    (c)    “Child death review case reporting system” means a national, standardized, web–based reporting system for the confidential collection, analysis, aggregation, and reporting of child death data that is maintained and operated by a national center for child death review.

    (d)    “Data use agreement” means a contract between the Department and a national center for child death review that establishes the terms and conditions for the State and local child fatality review teams’ participation in a child death review case reporting system.

    (e)    “Health care provider” means:

        (1)    An individual licensed or certified under the Health Occupations Article to provide health care; or

        (2)    A facility that provides health care to individuals.

    (f)    “Local team” means the multidisciplinary and multiagency child fatality review team established for a county.

    (g)    “Meeting” includes meetings through telephone conferencing.

    (h)    “National center for child death review” means a public, private, nonprofit, or governmental organization or entity that is funded or otherwise recognized by the United States Department of Health and Human Services and is responsible for:

        (1)    Developing a child death review case reporting system;

        (2)    Training and serving as a liaison to State agencies participating in the system; and

        (3)    Disseminating national child death review data generated by the system.

    (i)    “State Team” means the State Child Fatality Review Team.

    (j)    “Unexpected child death” means a death of a child investigated by the office of the Chief Medical Examiner as required by § 5–309 of this title.

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