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§ 5-1003. Duties of State team

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth--GeneralEffective: October 1, 2022

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Title 5. Death (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 10. Maryland Suicide Fatality Review Committee (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2022
MD Code, Health - General, § 5-1003
§ 5-1003. Duties of State team
In general
(a) The State team shall:
(1) Meet at least quarterly to review suicide deaths, consistent with the requirements of this subtitle;
(2) Make determinations regarding:
(i) The following issues related to individuals at risk for suicide:
1. Trends;
2. Risk factors;
3. Current best practices in suicide prevention;
4. Lapses in systemic responses; and
5. Barriers to safety and well-being; and
(ii) Strategies for the prevention of suicide deaths;
(3) Report at least annually to the Governor and, in accordance with § 2-1257 of the State Government Article, the General Assembly on:
(i) The State team's activities; and
(ii) The State team's recommendations on:
1. Changing any law or policy in a manner that would promote the prevention of suicide deaths; and
2. Improving the availability of sources of information relating to the investigation of reported suicide fatalities;
(4) Undertake annual statistical studies of:
(i) The incidents and causes of suicide mortality in the State; and
(ii) Trends and patterns of suicide deaths in the State; and
(5) Disseminate findings and recommendations based on the studies conducted under item (4) of this subsection to policymakers, health care providers, health care facilities, and the public.
Make available aggregate findings and recommendations for preventive actions
(b) The State team may periodically make available, in a general manner that does not reveal confidential information about individual cases, only the aggregate findings of the State team's reviews and their recommendations for preventive actions.


Added by Acts 2022, c. 80, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2022; Acts 2022, c. 81, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2022.
MD Code, Health - General, § 5-1003, MD HEALTH GEN § 5-1003
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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