Health and Safety

The Stroke Task Force

SECTION 23-78-1

§ 23-78-1. Rhode Island Comprehensive Stroke Prevention and Treatment Act of 2004 – Purpose and declarations.

(a) The Rhode Island general assembly hereby finds, determines, and declares that stroke is a leading cause of death and permanent, long-term disability in Rhode Island and that currently available prevention and treatment strategies could reduce the number of deaths and disabilities caused by strokes.

(b) The Rhode Island general assembly further finds that the establishment of a stroke task force will ensure that state-of-the-art information on stroke education, prevention, and treatment is available to healthcare providers and patients. This task force will serve as a consensus group designed to coordinate efforts in stroke treatment and prevention, including bringing additional monies to the state to fund improvements.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2004, ch. 485, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 544, § 1.)