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Blueprint Legislative Priority

Strengthen Efforts Following A Child Fatality or Near Fatality

Senate Bill 97 would require coroners to immediately notify law enforcement, the Department for Community Based Services, and local health department upon the death of a child and strengthen the process when a child fatality or near fatality occurs, including expanding the External Child Fatality and Near Fatality Review Panel.

Review the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children policy priority fact sheet. Learn more about SB 97 in this video.


SB 97 is sponsored by Senator Danny Carroll. It has been signed by the Governor.

Read the latest statement from Kentucky Youth Advocates on SB 97.

Signed by the Governor

SB 97 is a Face It policy priority.