Nov 21, 2010 4:41 PM by AP

Baby's death prompts new caseworker policy

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - The death of a newborn baby in Loveland has prompted a changed policy for Larimer County child caseworkers. The (Loveland) Reporter-Herald reports that January's death of baby Summer Moon Hawk has prompted a new policy that when a parent misses an appointment with caseworkers, an employee will be sent to the child's home.

Summer Moon's mother missed an appointment with the county's Department of Human Services on Jan. 19. Public caseworkers were involved because the baby tested positive for the active ingredient in marijuana.

A visit to the baby's home showed acceptable conditions. When the mom missed a subsequent appointment, the caseworker called but didn't visit the home again. Summer Moon died of pneumonia Jan. 25.
Information from: Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald,

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