Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-78.1
Stroke Prevention and Treatment Act of 2009

SECTION 23-78.1-4

§ 23-78.1-4. Acute care hospitals.

(a) All acute care hospitals shall maintain readiness to treat stroke patients. This shall include:

(1) Adherence with American Heart Association/American Stroke Association guidelines;

(2) Establishment of written care protocols for the treatment of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke patients, including transfer of acute stroke patients to a comprehensive or primary stroke center as appropriate and medically indicated;

(3) Participation in Get With The Guidelines/Stroke or other nationally recognized data set platform to collect nationally recognized stroke measures, ensuring continuous quality improvement, and facilitating the transmission of data to the statewide stroke database/registry as outlined in § 23-78.1-6;

(4) Participation in the Rhode Island Stroke Task Force and the Stroke Coordinators Network to provide oversight for the stroke system of care and to share best practices.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2009, ch. 88, § 1; P.L. 2009, ch. 89, § 1; P.L. 2015, ch. 99, § 1; P.L. 2015, ch. 108, § 1.)