Maryland State Child​ Fatality Review (CFR) Team

The State Child Fatality Review Team was established by the Maryland General Assembly in 1999, (Md. Health Gen. Article 5-702-704. Code Ann. (1999)) and is a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency team composed of at least 25 members (or their designees). The law requires State CFR Team membership to include the Attorney General, Chief Medical Examiner, Secretary of the Dep​artment of Human Resources, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health, State Superintendent of Schools, Secretary of Juvenile Services, Secretary of State Police, the president of the State's Attorneys Association, the chief of the Division of Vital Records of the Department, a representative of the State's Center for Infant and Child Loss, Director of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration of the Department, two pediatricians with experience in diagnosing and treating injuries in child abuse and neglect appointed by the Governor from a list submitted by State Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and 11 members of the general public with an interest and expertise in child safety and welfare who are appointed by the Governor.

The purpose of the Maryland State Child Fatality Review Team is to prevent child deaths by developing an understanding of the causes and incidence of child deaths; developing plans for and implementing changes within the agencies represented on the State CFR team to prevent child deaths, and to advise the Governor, General Assembly, and the public on changes to law, policy, and practice to prevent child death. Maryland law also requires the establishment of local teams composed of multi-agency and multi-disciplinary team members to convene regular meetings to review unexpected child deaths.
Data collected from Vital Statistics Administration, Injury Prevention Programs, Highway Safety and local reviews is used to guide the State CFR Team in making significant and purposeful recommendations to the legislature and to community action groups aimed at preventing child deaths. The State CFR Team is required to submit an annual report to the Governor.
For information about the State Child Fatality Review Team please contact at mdh.mchb@maryland.gov

CFR State Law 

Guidelines for Local CFR Teams (2017)

State CFR TEAM Members

As required by statute, the State Child Fatality Review Team is a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency team composed of at least 25 members (or their designees)



State Child Fatality Review Reports can also be found on the Prevention and Health Promotion Administration Reports by Topic website under 'CHILD FATALITY REVIEW'.



State Child Fatality Review Team

Tuesday, September 29· 9:30 am – 10:00 ​am​​
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: ​meet.google.com/ioq-kgku-mnq
Dial: ‪(US) +1 1 806-410-3573‬​ ​PIN: ‪952 355 181#‬​

2022 Meetings

June 21, 2022
March 15, 2022

2021 Meetings
September 21, 2021
June 15, 2021
March 16, 2021
2020 Meetings
December 8, 2020
September 15, 2020​​
June 16, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the SCFRT will be holding an Online Meeting only.

Additional Information: The SCFRT meets quarterly, the 2nd Tuesday of March, June, September and December. Part of the meeting will include a closed session.

Contact:  410-767-6748​
or mdh.mchb@maryland.gov if you would like more information.

St. Mary's County CFR Team
2023 Meetings
May 17, 2023​​​​​
February 15, 2023​​​​
 2022 M​eetings
November 16, 2022​​​
August 17, 2022​​​
 2021 Meetings
November 17, 2021​​​
August 18, 2021​​​
May 19, 2021
No Protected Health Information (PHI) is to be shared during the Open Session

Prince George's County CFR Team Open meeting
2:00-2:05 pm, 9/1/2020

Contact: 410-767-6748​
or mdh.mchb@maryland.gov​ if you would like more information.