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

Introduced:
Mar 27, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Reported by Committee)
Sponsor
Thad Cochran
Senator from Mississippi
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Mar 27, 2007
Length
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

 
Status

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

Progress
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.

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

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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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.

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