AN ACT REQUIRING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO ADOPT RULES CONCERNING PREHOSPITAL STROKE PROTOCOLS FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PERSONNEL.
Amends Article 7 of Chapter 131E of the General Statutes (Regulation of Emergency Medical Services) to add GS 131E-159.5 directing the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to adopt rules providing protocols surrounding the assessment, transportation, and treatment of stroke patients by emergency medical services (EMS) personnel including requiring training on assessment and treatment of stroke patients. Also requires holders of an ambulance permit to implement stroke protocols pursuant to the rules adopted by DHHS and regularly train their EMS personnel on assessing and treating stroke patients.
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