|The 26th Alaska State Legislature, 2009 - 2010|
Trauma Care Centers/Fund
|Signed Into Law! Chapter 98 SLA 10|
Co-Sponsors: Rep. Kerttula, Rep. Lynn, Rep. Cissna, Rep. Keller, Rep. Herron, Rep. Ramras, Rep. Kawasaki, Rep. Dahlstrom, Rep. Tuck, Rep. Crawford, Sen. Hoffman, Sen. Davis, Rep. Olson, 0, Sen. Wagoner, Rep. Thomas, Sen. Ellis, Sen. Paskvan, Sen. Menard, Sen. McGuire, Sen. Meyer, Sen. Stevens
“Relating to state certification and designation of trauma centers; creating the trauma care fund to offset trauma care provided at certified and designated trauma centers; and providing for an effective date.”
Posted: April 7, 2009
Trauma injuries can within moments take a person from perfect health to a critical life threatening condition. Trauma is any bodily injury from an external force including car crashes, shootings, falls, snow machine crashes, and stabbings. There is a "golden hour" after the injury during which proper treatment and appropriate interventions will potentially save a trauma patient's life and prevent further damage to the injured person.
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