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45131121 - STOP Stroke Program
Data Current as of:  8/19/2015

Account Description FY2015
4513-1121 STOP Stroke Program
For a statewide STOP stroke program; provided, that funds shall be expended for stroke treatment and ongoing prevention services; provided further, that the department of public health shall expend not less than $200,000 to provide educational programming as part of the F.A.S.T campaign on the signs and symptoms of stroke and stroke warning signs with a focus on communities that have the highest incidence of stroke, which shall not be used for personnel costs; provided further, that the department of public health shall provide quality improvement measures, that align with the stroke consensus metrics by utilizing a nationally recognized data set platform, and expand the statewide registry that compiles information and statistics on stroke care using confidentiality standards not less secure than a nationally recognized data set platform, known as the stroke registry data platform; provided further, that the department shall expend not less than $200,000 to require all primary stroke service hospitals and emergency medical services' agencies to report data consistent with nationally-recognized guidelines on the treatment of individuals with confirmed stroke in the commonwealth; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to oversee the operation and administration of designated primary stroke service hospital programs, established by 105 CMR 130.1400; and provided further, that such funds shall be used to collect and analyze data from designated primary stroke service hospitals in the commonwealth and for the salary of a full-time surveyor who shall be primarily responsible for ensuring compliance with primary stroke service designation criteria
0 500,000

Veto Explanation:   I am vetoing this item because it is not consistent with my House 1 recommendation.