S. 999 (110th): Stroke Treatment and Ongoing Prevention Act of 2008

Mar 27, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Reported by Committee)
Thad Cochran
Senator from Mississippi
Read Text »
Last Updated
Mar 27, 2007
19 pages
Related Bills
S. 1064 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 18, 2005

H.R. 477 (Related)
Stroke Treatment and Ongoing Prevention Act

Passed House
Last Action: Mar 27, 2007


This bill was introduced on March 13, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Mar 27, 2007
Referred to Committee Mar 27, 2007
Reported by Committee Mar 13, 2008
Full Title

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to improve stroke prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation.


No summaries available.

40 cosponsors (23D, 15R, 2I) (show)

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Primary Source

THOMAS.gov (The Library of Congress)

GovTrack gets most information from THOMAS, which is updated generally one day after events occur. Activity since the last update may not be reflected here. Data comes via the congress project.


Get a bill status widget for your website »


Click a format for a citation suggestion:


S. stands for Senate bill.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the president to become law.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

GovTrack’s Bill Summary

We don’t have a summary available yet.

Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.

4/16/2008--Reported to Senate amended.
Stroke Treatment and Ongoing Prevention Act of 2008 -
Section 3 -
Amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to:
(1) establish and evaluate a grant program to enable states or consortia of states to develop stroke care systems;
(2) foster the development of systems of stroke care through total quality improvement of health systems providing primary stroke prevention and identification, treatment, and rehabilitation of individuals who experience a stroke;
(3) provide a state, consortia of states, and local agencies technical assistance; and
(4) collaborate with appropriate medical and health professional associations to disseminate evidence-based practices on stroke systems of care.
Authorizes the Secretary to award matching grants to states or consortia of states to develop and implement stroke care systems that provide high-quality prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation.
Sets forth requirements for each state or consortium, including to:
(1) establish, enhance, or expand a statewide stroke care system to promote the total quality improvement of stroke care consistent with evidence-based practices;
(2) establish, enhance, or expand stroke care centers;
(3) enhance, develop, and implement effective methods for training emergency medical services personnel in the identification, assessment, stabilization, and prehospital treatment of stroke patients; and
(4) establish, enhance, or improve a support network to provide assistance to facilities with smaller populations of stroke patients or less advanced on-site stroke treatment resources.
Allows each state or consortium to use grant funds to:
(1) improve existing stroke prevention programs;
(2) conduct a stroke education and information campaign;
(3) make grants to public and nonprofit private entities for medical professional development; and
(4) develop and implement education programs for appropriate medical personnel and health professionals in the use of evidence-based diagnostic approaches, technologies, and therapies for the prevention and treatment of stroke.
Prohibits the Secretary from making payments to a state or consortium unless the state or consortium agrees that the payments will not be expended: (1) to make cash payments to intended recipients of services; (2) to satisfy any federal matching requirements; (3) to provide financial assistance to any entity other than a public or nonprofit private entity; or (4) for construction, alteration, or improvement of any building or facility.
Authorizes the Secretary to give special consideration in awarding grants to any state or consortium: (1) in geographic areas in which there is an elevated incidence or prevalence of stroke or disability resulting from stroke or in an area that is underserved by medical specialists; (2) that demonstrates a significant need for assistance in establishing a comprehensive stroke care system; or (3) that will enhance regional cooperation.
Authorizes appropriations for FY2008-FY2012.

House Republican Conference Summary

The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.

No summary available.

House Democratic Caucus Summary

The House Democratic Caucus does not provide summaries of bills.

So, yes, we display the House Republican Conference’s summaries when available even if we do not have a Democratic summary available. That’s because we feel it is better to give you as much information as possible, even if we cannot provide every viewpoint.

We’ll be looking for a source of summaries from the other side in the meanwhile.

Use the comment space below for discussion of the merits of S. 999 (110th) with other GovTrack users.
Your comments are not read by Congressional staff.

comments powered by Disqus