SB 1060 - This act provides for an alternative stroke center designation for a hospital. The Department of Health and Senior Services shall designate a hospital, upon receipt of an application, as follows: (1) a level I stroke center if the hospital has been certified as a comprehensive stroke center by the Joint Commission or another certifying organization; (2) a level II stroke center if the hospital has been certified as primary stroke center by the Joint Commission or other certifying organization; or (3) a level III stroke center if the hospital has been certified as a acute stroke-ready hospital by the Joint Commission or other certifying organization. The Department shall not require compliance with any additional standards for establishing or renewing stroke designations and the designation shall continue as long as the hospital remains certified. The Department may remove a hospital's designation if the hospital so requests or if the Department determines the certification has been suspended or revoked.
Any hospital receiving this alternative designation shall submit annual proof of certification and other contact information, as well as the certification survey results and other specified documents.
Hospitals designated as STEMI or stroke centers shall submit data to the Department for use in the evaluation and improvement of hospital and emergency medical services' trauma, stroke, and STEMI care. The hospitals shall submit data to the Department as described in the act.
The Department shall also use patient abstract data collected from hospital infection reporting, the trauma registry, motor vehicle crash and outcome data, and other publicly available data to provide information and create reports for the purpose of data analysis and needs assessment of traumatic brain and spinal cord-injured persons.
This act is substantially similar to provisions in CCS/HCS/SB 635 (2016), CCS/HCS/SS/SB 732 (2016), CCS/SB 988 (2016), and HB 2518 (2016).