Stroke Designation History

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In 2005, the 79 th Legislature passed Senate Bill 330 with intent to construct an emergency treatment system in the state so that stroke victims may be quickly identified, transported, and treated in appropriate stroke treatment facilities. To this end, the Texas Department of State Health Services was given the authority to designate stroke centers in the state of Texas. The rule implementing this authority will be effective August 30, 2009.


Useful Links

157.133 Requirements for Stroke Facility Designation
Links to RAC Web Sites
Texas Department of State Health Services Stroke Systems of Care Initiative
The State of Texas "Get With The Guidelines®" Stroke Data

 

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Last updated February 06, 2014