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Local News
12:00 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Kentucky Physicians Now Required to Have Training to Detect Child Abuse

Steve Beshear
Credit Kentucky Governor's Office

Gov. Steve Beshear has ceremonially signed into law a measure that requires Kentucky physicians to undergo training to detect signs of child abuse.

State Rep. Addia Wuchner sponsored the bill.

Three other states have similar laws, and Wuchner says this will address Kentucky's problem with abuse-related fatalities and injuries.

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Local News
5:06 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Kentucky Supreme Court Backs Release of Child Abuse Records

The Kentucky Supreme Court has ordered Kentucky child welfare officials to publicly release records of child abuse cases resulting in death or serious injury.

The court released the 3-3 vote on Thursday on whether to halt a lower court decision ordering the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to open the cases. The tie vote let the lower court decision stand.

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Local News
2:48 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Kentucky's Child Abuse Review Panel Here to Stay, Pending Gov. Beshear's Signature

Kentucky’s 17-member panel currently reviewing certain child abuse cases will remain a permanent part of state accountability and child advocates say the recently-passed law creating the panel adds more transparency and accountability.

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Local News
2:35 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Kentucky Senate Committee Adds More Oversight to Child Fatality Review Panel Bill

Kentucky’s Senate Health and Welfare Committee is trying to add more oversight to a child fatality review panel in a bill approved Wednesday, but child advocates say the amendment doesn’t go far enough.

The panel was temporarily established by Gov. Steve Beshear through executive order last year. It’s meant to review certain child death and near death cases to ensure the system is doing everything it can to prevent child abuse and neglect.

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Local News
8:17 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Gov. Beshear Establishes Child Fatality Review Panel

Gov. Steve Beshear has signed an executive order to create a 17 member panel that will review child death and near-death cases throughout Kentucky.

"These reviews allow us to see if policies and practices in the entire system need to be altered to better protect Kentucky’s children," Beshear said in a release.

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Local News
4:01 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

U of L Approved For Fellowship In Child Abuse Pediatrics

The University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics has been granted permission by a national accreditation council to offer a fellowship to doctors in child abuse pediatrics.

The three-year program is one of 25 in the country dealing with physical and sexual child abuse, neglect, prevention and advocacy.

Fellowship director Dr. Lisa Pfitzer says it will function much like a physician’s residency, with emphasis on clinical work.

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Local News
1:39 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Groups Launch Partnership to Eliminate Child Abuse

Health care groups and other organizations in Kentucky and Indiana are launching an effort aimed at better protecting children from abuse and neglect.

The Partnership to Eliminate Child Abuse includes Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, which hosted an announcement today regarding an educational and awareness campaign addressing the problem.

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