(A) The council on stroke prevention and education shall, to the extent funds are available, do all of the following:
(1) Develop and implement a comprehensive statewide public education program on stroke prevention, targeted to high-risk populations and to geographic areas where there is a high incidence of stroke, including information developed or compiled by the council on all of the following:
(a) Healthy lifestyle practices that reduce the risk of stroke;
(b) Signs and symptoms of stroke and action to be taken when signs occur;
(c) Determinants of high-quality health care for stroke;
(d) Other information the council considers appropriate for inclusion in the public education program.
(2) Develop or compile for primary care physicians recommendations that address risk factors for stroke, appropriate screening for risk factors, early signs of stroke, and treatment strategies;
(3) Develop or compile for physicians and emergency health care providers recommendations on the initial treatment of stroke;
(4) Develop or compile for physicians and other health care providers recommendations on the long-term treatment of stroke;
(5) Develop or compile for physicians, long-term care providers, and rehabilitation providers recommendations on rehabilitation of stroke patients;
(6) Take other actions consistent with the purpose of the council to ensure that the public and health care providers are informed with regard to the most effective treatment strategies for stroke prevention and treatment.
(B) The council may use information developed or made available by other public or private entities to meet the requirements of division (A) of this section.
(C) The department of health shall make information developed or compiled by the council available to the public and disseminate to the appropriate persons the recommendations developed or compiled by the council.
Effective Date: 02-13-2001