S. 763: Trauma Systems and Regionalization of Emergency Care Reauthorization Act

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Introduced:

Mar 17, 2015

Status:

Referred to Committee on Mar 17, 2015

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 17, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Sponsor:

John “Jack” Reed

Senior Senator from Rhode Island

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Mar 17, 2015
Length: 4 pages

Prognosis:

45% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend title XII of the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize certain trauma care programs, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Summary

Traumatic injuries are the leading cause of death among people aged 1 to 44, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Yet 45 million Americans don’t have access to a trauma center within an hour of their location, which is nicknamed “the golden window” for maximum odds of saving a patient’s life. This despite 35 million ...

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History

Mar 17, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

 
Reported by Committee

 
Passed Senate

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

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