DC Stroke law

We have some
exciting news from the Washington, DC
market. The Stroke System of Care
Act
officially became law.  The law recognizes all three
tiers of stroke facilities and requires EMS authorities to develop and
implement transport protocols for acute stroke patients. Additionally, the
law requires the creation of a centralized stroke registry in DC and requires
that all three tiers of designated facilities in DC report data to the stroke
registry as well. This will make a huge difference in effectively reducing
stroke-related deaths and disability for the millions of people that live in,
and visit, DC every year.  Congratulations to Dr. Hsia, Dr. Benson, our other volunteer champions and the
entire DC AHA team
for this very hard fought win.

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