As a nurse participating in the Infant Fatality Review Board
for Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID), the tragedy is close to my heart.
We're struggling every day to meet the demand for services."<br />Services specifically geared for the black and Latino communities in northeast and south Oklahoma City are vital because of the additional barriers to entry that residents there face, she said.<br />Beatty was on the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board
's task force that studied patterns of death in Oklahoma, which found that African-American women are significantly more likely to die at the hands of their partners.
She also founded the Canyon Countys Child Fatality Review Board
, which, in conjunction with Nampa and Caldwell police and firefighters, the Canyon County sheriff and others, makes sure that no child death goes overlooked.
The current structure increases the risk of fatal consequences; anyone who has participated in a fatality review board
is familiar with the epidemic of prescription drugs.
In July 2000, Ohio passed a law mandating that each county in the state establish a child fatality review board governed by its department of health.
The Summit County Child Fatality Review Board examines all of the child deaths that have occurred within the jurisdiction and incidents involving youngsters who lived in the county but died outside the area.
Local child fatality review boards analyze the data they have collected for trends occurring in their counties.
"But we need more doctors who have the waiver in the state, especially in rural areas.<br />The state's Commission on Opioid Abuse advanced seven laws to help law enforcement agencies monitor and increase enforcement of pill mills, establish an opioid overdose fatality review board
, limit per-prescription limits on opioids, and protect people who call an ambulance for an overdosing person, in addition to e-prescribing laws.
House Bill 2798would create an opioid fatality review board
. House Bill 2931would require all opioid prescriptions to be filed electronically, which supporters said would cut down on prescriptions procured from stolen pads and other illegal sources.