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VOL. 128 | NO. 29 | Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Interim Children’s Services Chief Focuses on Safety, Fatalities

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NASHVILLE (AP) – The interim head of Tennessee's Department of Children's Services has appointed three top aides to examine child safety issues.

The Tennessean reports those appointments include Scott Modell, who is deputy commissioner at the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Modell will conduct a full assessment of the overall child safety system at DCS.

Other appointments include DIDD's Director of Health Services, Tom Cheetham, and Director of Nursing Services, Marlenia Overholt. The two will meet this week with Department of Children's Services staff to examine their mortality system.

DCS Commissioner Kate O'Day is resigning at the end of the month after facing intense scrutiny over the agency's handling of child fatalities.

Interim DCS Commissioner Jim Henry remains in charge of the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities as well.

Information from: The Tennessean, www.tennessean.com

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