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Governor DeWine signs bills for stroke protocols, public awareness for diabetes and cardiovascular disease

June 22, 2021

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Governor DeWine Signs Bills Into Law

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today was joined by Senate Bill 21 sponsors and several stakeholders for a bill signing at the Ohio Statehouse.

Senate Bill 21, sponsored by Senator Nickie Antonio and Senator Nathan Manning, requires the Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services to adopt guidelines for the assessment, triage, and transport of stroke patients to hospitals. The bill requires emergency service organizations to establish stroke protocols and provide training based on the board’s guidelines.

Following the ceremony in private, Governor DeWine signed Senate Bill 42, sponsored by Senator Tim Schaffer, into law. The bill establishes the second week of November as Ohio Diabetes Awareness-Heart Connection Week to raise public awareness about the connection between diabetes and cardiovascular disease.