Have Your Say on Texas’ Rules on Caring for Stroke, Trauma
By David Doolittle


You’ve been caring for stroke or trauma patients for a while, so you might have ideas and opinions on how the state rates health care facilities that treat such conditions.

Well, now’s your chance to have your voice — and your ideas — heard.

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is revising rules on stroke and trauma facility designation and is seeking your input.

As part of the process, DSHS has released resource documents for physicians and other health care professionals to review.

The resource documents, which can be found here for stroke and here for trauma, are the current rules written in plain language, with a few modifications from DSHS.

You’ll be able to offer feedback on the resource documents at meetings across the state in September and October.

The Texas Medical Association also wants your input so that we can offer our own proposals as well.

If you have feedback, contact Alison Mohr Boleware, TMA policy analyst for the Committee on EMS & Trauma, at alison.boleware[at]texmed[dot]org with the subject line “Stroke and Trauma Feedback” by Oct. 20

Last Updated On

September 20, 2018

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Dave Doolittle is editor of Texas Medicine and Texas Medicine Today. Dave grew up in Austin, where he attended culinary school as well as the University of Texas. He spent years covering Central Texas for the Austin American-Statesman newspaper. He is the father of two girls, a proud Longhorn, and an avid motorsports fan.

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