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Budget Summary FY2017

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45131121 - Stop Stroke Program
Data Current as of:  8/9/2016

Account Description FY2016
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 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 funds 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 funds shall be expended to oversee the operation and administration of designated primary stroke service hospital programs, established by 105 CMR 130.1400; 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 staff who may be responsible for ensuring compliance with primary stroke service designation criteria and/or for data analysis; and provided further, that unexpended funds up to $280,000 appropriated for this item in fiscal year 2016 shall not revert but shall be made available for the purposes of this item for fiscal year 2017

196,936 350,000

Veto Explanation:   I am vetoing this item because it is not consistent with my House 2 recommendation.