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N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 21-M:16 - Incapacitated adult fatality review committee established

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The attorney general must appoint members to the incapacitated adult fatality review committee. 

The committee must:

  • Recommend policies, practices, and services that will promote collaboration among service providers for, and reduce preventable fatalities among, incapacitated adults.
  • Evaluate policies, practices, interventions and responses to fatalities among incapacitated adults and offer recommendations for any improvements in those interventions and responses.
  • Determine and report on trends and patterns of incapacitated adult deaths in New Hampshire.
  • Evaluate and report on high risk factors, current practices, gaps in systematic responses, and barriers to safety and well-being for incapacitated adults in New Hampshire.
  • Educate the public, policy makers, and budget authorities about fatalities involving covered incapacitated adults.
  • Recommend improvements in the sources of data relative to preventing fatalities among incapacitated adults.
  • Identify and evaluate the prevalence of risk factors for preventable deaths in the population of incapacitated adults.

The committee must annually report to the state legislature and the governor.

Current as of June 2015