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Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals | Kathy Kliebert, Secretary

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Child Death Review Program

The Louisiana State Child Death Review Panel is a multidisciplinary panel of 25 members of Louisiana state and non-governmental agencies and organizations. The State Child Death Review Panel reviews all unexpected deaths among children age 14 years and younger, including SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) to better understand the cause and contributing risk factors. Review findings are also used to take action to prevent other deaths and to improve health and safety of Louisiana’s children.

In addition to the statewide panel, there are also Local Child Death Review teams that review reports of all unexpected deaths among children 14 years and younger to better understand how and why children die. Based on their reviews, local teams are responsible for making and implementing recommendations for child safety and injury prevention, in their respective regions.

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