State Child Death Review Board

The State Child Death Review Board examines trends and patterns that identify risk factors in the deaths of children, from birth through 17 years of age.

The State Child Death Review Board has developed the following three goals to direct its work:

  • To describe trends and patterns of child deaths, identifying risk factors in the population;
  • To improve inter-agency communication so recommendations can be made regarding recording of actual cause of death, investigation of suspicious deaths, and system responses to child deaths;
  • To develop prevention strategies including community education and mobilization, professional training, and changes in legislation, public policy and/or agency practices.

Annual Reports

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2020 SCDRB Annual ReportPDF2.17 MB22 Apr, 2021 Download
2019 SCDRB Annual ReportPDF2.55 MB21 Apr, 2021 Download
2018 SCDRB Annual ReportPDF2.57 MB21 Apr, 2021 Download
2017 SCDRB Annual ReportPDF2.27 MB21 Apr, 2021 Download
2016 SCDRB Annual ReportPDF2.21 MB21 Apr, 2021 Download

State Child Death Review Board Members

Statutes and Regulations

To ensure a coordinated response that fully addresses all systemic concerns surrounding child fatality cases, the Kansas Legislature gave the SCDRB authority to obtain all records concerning each child. K.S.A. 22a-244(b) provides that the Board shall have access to certain records concerning the child. All records provided to the Board remain confidential.


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Autopsy Billing FormPDF253.75 KB21 Apr, 2021 Download
Autopsy GuidlinesPDF190.72 KB21 Apr, 2021 Download
Coroner Report FormPDF50.35 KB21 Apr, 2021 Download
Law Enforcement Summary FormPDF103.01 KB21 Apr, 2021 Download
Report of Death FormPDF276.64 KB21 Apr, 2021 Download
Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Investigation FormPDF940.55 KB21 Apr, 2021 Download
SUIDI InstructionsPDF100.04 KB22 Apr, 2021 Download

About the Office

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