Monday, November 20, 2006

Shaken Baby Syndrome

On November 16, 2006, Governor Romney signed a new law on Shaken Baby Syndrome, St.2006, c.356. The law does not create a new crime, but simply directs the "Department of Social Services, the Massachusetts Children’s Trust Fund, other state agencies serving families and children, health care providers, law enforcement personnel, human service providers, and child advocacy organizations to develop and implement a comprehensive, state-wide Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Initiative to reduce death and disability resulting from Shaken Baby Syndrome.”