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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title V
Chapter 39
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F.S. 39.2022
39.2022 Public disclosure of reported child deaths.
(1) It is the intent of the Legislature to provide prompt disclosure of the basic facts of all deaths of children from birth through 18 years of age which occur in this state and which are reported to the department’s central abuse hotline. Disclosure shall be posted on the department’s public website. This section does not limit the public access to records under any other provision of law.
(2) Notwithstanding s. 39.202, if a child death is reported to the central abuse hotline, the department shall post on its website all of the following:
(a) The date of the child’s death.
(b) Any allegations of the cause of death or the preliminary cause of death, and the verified cause of death, if known.
(c) The county where the child resided.
(d) The name of the community-based care lead agency, case management agency, or out-of-home licensing agency involved with the child, family, or licensed caregiver, if applicable.
(e) Whether the child has been the subject of any prior verified reports to the department’s central abuse hotline.
(f) Whether the child was younger than 5 years of age at the time of his or her death.
History.s. 7, ch. 2014-224.