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§ 5-708. Local team meetings

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth--GeneralEffective: October 1, 2014

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health--General
Title 5. Death (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 7. Child Fatality Review Teams (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2014
MD Code, Health - General, § 5-708
§ 5-708. Local team meetings
Discussion of child death
(a) Meetings of the State Team and of local teams shall be closed to the public and not subject to Title 3 of the General Provisions Article when the State Team or local teams are discussing individual cases of child deaths.
Discussion not including child death
(b) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, meetings of the State Team and of local teams shall be open to the public and subject to Title 3 of the General Provisions Article when the State Team or local team is not discussing individual cases of child deaths.
Disclosure of information
(c)(1) During a public meeting, information may not be disclosed that identifies:
(i) A deceased child;
(ii) A family member, guardian, or caretaker of a deceased child;
(iii) An alleged or suspected perpetrator of abuse or neglect upon a child; or
(iv) A child convicted of a crime or adjudicated as having committed a delinquent act that caused a death or near fatality .
(2) During a public meeting, information may not be disclosed regarding the involvement of any agency with:
(i) A deceased child;
(ii) A family member, guardian, or caretaker of a deceased child;
(iii) An alleged or suspected perpetrator of abuse or neglect upon a child; or
(iv) A child convicted of a crime or adjudicated as having committed a delinquent act that caused a death or near fatality.
Attendance requests
(d) This section does not prohibit the State Team or a local team from requesting the attendance at a team meeting of a person who has information relevant to the team's exercise of its purpose and duties.
Fines and penalties
(e) Violation of this section is a misdemeanor and is punishable by a fine not exceeding $500 or imprisonment not exceeding 90 days or both.

Credits

Added by Acts 1999, c. 355, § 1, eff. July 1, 1999; Acts 1999, c. 356, § 1, eff. July 1, 1999. Amended by Acts 2007, c. 264, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2007; Acts 2014, c. 104, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2014.
MD Code, Health - General, § 5-708, MD HEALTH GEN § 5-708
Current through legislation effective through June 1, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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