Accidental/Unexpected Death of a Child

Accidental/Unexpected Death of a Child

Please keep the Department informed through your Regional Specialist, of any unexpected death of a child enrolled in your program. The Department is required to submit a Critical Incident Report to the Commissioner of Public Health’s Office in the event of a sudden/unexplained death of a child enrolled in any DPH programs. The information must be shared in a confidential manner (i.e. secure mail) and should include the nature of the incident, child’s age, DOB, initial referral date, eligibility type, enrollment history, types of IFSP services, most recent visit by the Early Intervention service provider, discharge date (if applicable) and any other state agency involvement. If you have any questions or need further clarification please contact your Regional Specialist.