Scarlett's Sunshine on Sudden Unexpected Death Act
Date: April 10, 2019 Official Title: To amend the Public Health Service Act to improve the health of children and help better understand and enhance awareness about unexpected sudden death in early life.Short title This Act may be cited as the "Scarlett's Sunshine on Sudden Unexpected Death Act".Amendment to the Public Health Service Act Title III of the Public Health Service Act ( et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:
Definitions In this part:
(6) Sudden unexpected death in childhood; SUDC The terms and mean the sudden death of a child who is 1 year of age or older that, when first discovered, did not have an obvious cause. Such terms include those deaths that are later determined to be from an explained cause, and those deaths that remain unexplained after a thorough case investigation that includes a review of the clinical history and circumstances of death and performance of a comprehensive, standardized autopsy with appropriate ancillary testing (which are known as ).