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Schmidt, Hall Announce Passage of Stroke Registry Legislation

March 29, 2023
Thomas Hall News

COLUMBUS –The Ohio House of Representatives today passed legislation, sponsored by State Representatives Jean Schmidt (R-Loveland) and Thomas Hall (R-Madison Twp.), that will establish a stroke registry in Ohio. 

A stroke registry is a mandatory, statewide collection of data regarding a sampling of stroke patients. The registry provides protected data confirming that steps are being taken to properly & swiftly care for stroke patients.

“This bill gives healthcare providers an essential tool for providing effective care to stroke patients,” Schmidt said. “I am grateful to my colleagues in the House, and I look forward to working with the Senate to make this a law.”

Ohio’s current system, the Ohio Coverdell Stroke Program, is funded by a CDC grant and is not always guaranteed. This bill aims to ensure that the Ohio Department of Health has the necessary time to utilize a stroke registry database and create a new one in the future if necessary.

“This bill will give those affected by strokes more support and better opportunities to thrive,” Hall added. “We took a big step in the House today, and I look forward to working closely with our colleagues in the Senate to take this to the finish line.”

The measure now heads to the Senate for further consideration.