An Act relative to timely care and saving lives


This legislation would require the regional EMS councils, in collaboration with the DPH, to develop protocols for assessing and delivering certain stroke patients to facilities where where endovascular procedures (i.e. mechanical thrombectomy) are appropriate.  The procedure, which is minimally invasive, saves lives, reduces hospital admission stays and otherwise produces favorable outcomes.  While this is not something used for every type of stroke, the key is making sure that people are being directed to the appropriate facilities in a timely manner.