CHA News Article

Proposed Regulations Establish Best Practices for Stroke, STEMI Care Systems

The Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) has released the attached proposed regulations that would establish standardized best practices for stroke and ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) critical care systems. According to EMSA, the proposed regulations will protect public health and safety by establishing minimum requirements for the development and implementation of a STEMI or stroke critical care system plan, plan update requirements, the process for hospital designation and data collection. The regulations would also authorize EMSA to annually review and approve STEMI and stroke critical care system plans and plan updates submitted by local emergency medical services agencies.

CHA is currently reviewing the proposed regulations in anticipation of submitting comments, which are due July 25. For more information, including public comment forms, visit the EMSA website.