Investigation Protocols
Recently, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control released a new version of the National Sudden and Unexplained Infant Death (SUID) Investigation Reporting Form.  This form is a guide to investigation and is now available for use in states and communities.  The new form will guide and standardize the work and practices of EMS professionals, law enforcement, death scene investigators, medical examiners and coroners, death certifiers and child death review (CDR) team members.  Information obtained by using the form in infant death investigations can also be used to guide the development of strategies for the prevention of infant deaths. 

On May 16, 2006, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the 
U. S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention hosted an web cast,  Improving the Investigation of Sudden and Unexplained Infant Deaths:  The New National Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Investigation Reporting Form.  The archived presentation is available by following the link above.

To learn more about the National Sudden and Unexplained Infant Death (SUID) Investigation Reporting Form, visit http://www.cdc.gov/SIDS/index.htm

Department of Justice Guide for Scene Investigators

Michigan Investigation Protocols

Southern Nevada Guidelines for Investigating Suspicious Deaths