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    Maternal & Child Health (MCH)   
    PO Box 149347, Mail Code 1922
    Austin, TX 78714-9347

    (512) 776-7373: Phone
    (512) 776-7658: Fax
    TitleV@dshs.texas.gov

State Child Fatality Review Team Committee

The State Child Fatality Review Team (SCFRT) Committee was created by Texas Family Code 264.501. SCFRT must produce a biennial report that is available to the public. The report includes information about incidence and causes of child deaths and recommendations to the Texas governor, lieutenant governor, speaker of the house of representatives, and Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS).

SCFRT members must attend meetings and may need to take part in subcommittee activities. Committee meetings take place at least four times annually or at the call of the committee chair. Members must travel to Austin for in-person meetings unless the SCFRT Committee meets virtually. SCFRT members may receive reimbursement for travel expenses to participate on the committee.


Next Public Meeting

Past Meetings

Date: Monday, Nov. 8
Time: 10 a.m. (CST)
Location: TBD


Membership Opportunity

The vote for open positions will take place at the November SCFRT Committee meeting.

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Applications closed Oct. 8, 2021. The SCFRT Committee permanent members will appoint members to the SCFRT Committee to serve a term of three years.  DSHS will notify applicants by Nov. 22, 2021 if they have been selected.

The SCFRT Committee tries to choose committee members that represent the diversity of all Texans. For that reason, the committee considers applicants' ethnicity, gender, and geographic location


Past Meetings

Click on the links below to view webcast recordings, agendas, and handouts for meetings that took place in 2021.

All recorded webcasts

Aug. 20, 2021 Webcast Recording
May 21, 2021 Webcast Recording
Feb. 19, 2021 Canceled because of inclement weather

Learn More About the Committee and Activities

Contact Us

cfrt@dshs.texas.gov
(512) 776-7373

Reports, Protocols, and Guidelines

Last updated October 11, 2021