Maine’s well being division stated Tuesday it might make adjustments, together with working extra carefully with hospitals and legislation enforcement businesses to enhance baby security safety within the state.
The announcement got here just a few days after Casey Household Companies beneficial that the Maine Division of Well being and Human Companies set up joint protocols with legislation enforcement, hospitals and baby welfare workers in suspected instances of neglect or abuse. Casey Household Companies had been tasked with investigating the deaths of 5 kids in a single month.
The well being division stated Tuesday it might additionally collaborate with behavioral well being suppliers and authorized consultants to create steering for well being care suppliers who serve mother and father within the baby welfare system. Different new steps embody evaluating standby and after-hours staffing within the state.
The division additionally introduced a plan so as to add mother and father who’ve expertise within the baby welfare system to coaching groups.
Well being and Human Companies Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew stated the adjustments “strengthen collaboration amongst companions who will help maintain kids protected and advance our work to enhance the kid welfare system now and over the long run.”