Child Protective Services Handbook Revision October 2012

This revision of the Child Protective Services Handbook was published on October 1, 2012. Summaries of new or revised items are provided below.

Review of Certain Cases of When a Child Dies (PATS 5617)

The items below are revised and added to reflect that cases are eligible for the following reviews, if the cases are designated as Reason to Believe (RTB) Fatal:

  •   Regional Child Death Review Committee;

  •   Child Death with Prior CPS History: Occurred in Region Without CPS History (this review occurs when a child who died in a region where he or she has no CPS history does have a history in another region).


2313 Regional Responsibility to Review Cases of Child Death

2313.1 Establishing a Protocol in Each Region for Reviewing Cases That Involve a Child’s Death

2313.2 The Regional Child Death Review Committee

2313.21 The Purpose of Conducting a Regional Review When a Child Dies

2313.22 Cases That Require Review by a Regional Child Death Review Committee

2313.23 The Structure of the Regional Child Death Review Committee

2313.24 Procedures for Conducting a Regional Review of a Child’s Death

There are no PSAs being incorporated with this revision.