HOUSE BILL 2165
State of Washington63rd Legislature2014 Regular SessionBy
Representatives Kagi, Lytton, Morrell, Jinkins, and HaighPrefiled 01/07/14. Read first time 01/13/14. Referred to Committee onEarly Learning & Human Services. 1AN ACT Relating to department of early learning fatality reviews; 2and adding a new section to chapter 43.215 RCW. 3BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON: 4NEWSECTION.
A new section is added to chapter 43.215 RCW 5to read as follows: 6(1)(a) The department shall conduct a child fatality review if a 7child fatality occurs in an early learning programdescribed in RCW 843.215.400 through 43.215.450 or a licensed child care center or a 9licensed child care home.10(b) The department shall convene a child fatality review committee11and determine the membership of the review committee. The committee12shall comprise individuals with appropriate expertise, including but13not limited to experts fromoutside the department with knowledge of 14early learning licensing requirements and programstandards. The15department shall ensure that the fatality review teamis made up of 16individuals who had no previous involvement in the case.17(c) The primary purpose of the fatality review shall be the18development of recommendations to the department and legislaturep. 1HB 2165