Child Death State Advisory Team

The Michigan Child Death State Advisory Team (SAT) was established by Public Act 167 of 1997 (MCL 722.627b) to “identify and make recommendations on policy and statutory changes pertaining to child fatalities and to guide statewide prevention, education and training efforts.” The SAT also provides support to local CDR teams, recommends improvements in protocols and procedures for the Keeping Kids Alive program, and reviews Michigan’s child mortality data as well as local child death review team reports to identify causes, risk factors, and trends in child deaths. The SAT is responsible for preparing an annual report on child fatalities in Michigan that is presented to the Governor and the Legislature. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has administrative responsibility for the team.

Composition of the SAT:

  • Public Health
  • Medical Examiner
  • Child Abuse Pediatrician
  • Law Enforcement
  • Hospital Representative
  • Department of Education
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Child Protective Services
  • Courts
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Ombudsman
  • Others as needed