Florida Senate - 2014                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1666
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                Floor: 2/AD/2R         .                                
             04/25/2014 11:33 AM       .                                

       Senator Sobel moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment 
    3         Delete lines 840 - 875
    4  and insert:
    5  procedures. The department shall ensure that each team member
    6  receives training on the guidelines before conducting an
    7  investigation.
    8         (11) The secretary shall appoint an advisory committee made
    9  up of experts in child protection and child welfare, including
   10  the Statewide Medical Director for Child Protection under the
   11  Department of Health, a representative from the institute
   12  established pursuant to s. 1004.615, an expert in organizational
   13  management, and an attorney with experience in child welfare, to
   14  conduct an independent review of investigative reports from the
   15  critical incident rapid response teams and to make
   16  recommendations to improve policies and practices related to
   17  child protection and child welfare services. By October 1 of
   18  each year, the advisory committee shall submit a report to the
   19  secretary which includes findings and recommendations. The
   20  secretary shall submit the report to the Governor, the President
   21  of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
   22         Section 7. Section 39.2022, Florida Statutes, is created to
   23  read:
   24         39.2022 Public disclosure of reported child deaths.—
   25         (1) It is the intent of the Legislature to provide prompt
   26  disclosure of the basic facts of all deaths of children from
   27  birth through 18 years of age which occur in this state and
   28  which are reported to the department’s central abuse hotline.
   29  Disclosure shall be posted on the department’s public website.
   30  This section does not limit the public access to records under
   31  any other provision of law.
   32         (2) Notwithstanding s. 39.202, if a child death is reported
   33  to the central abuse hotline, the department shall post on its
   34  website all of the following:
   35         (a) The date of the child’s death.
   36         (b) Any allegations of the cause of death or the
   37  preliminary cause of death, and the verified cause of death, if
   38  known.
   39         (c) The county where the child resided.
   40         (d) The name of the community-based care lead agency, case
   41  management agency, or out-of-home licensing agency involved with
   42  the child, family, or licensed caregiver, if applicable.
   43         (e)Whether the child has been the subject of any prior
   44  verified reports to the department’s central abuse hotline.
   45         (f) Whether the child was younger than 5 years of age at
   46  the time of his or her death.