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SENATE BILL NO. 1047 – Trauma registry, sunset repealed


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S1047.................................................by HEALTH AND WELFARE
TRAUMA REGISTRY - Repeals existing law relating to the trauma registry to
remove a sunset clause provision.
01/25    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
01/26    Rpt prt - to Health/Wel
02/07    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/08    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/12    3rd rdg - PASSED - 35-0-0
      AYES -- Andreason, Bair, Bastian, Bilyeu, Broadsword, Burkett,
      Cameron, Coiner, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Fulcher, Gannon, Geddes,
      Goedde, Hammond, Heinrich, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst,
      Little, Lodge, Malepeai, McGee, McKague, McKenzie, Pearce,
      Richardson, Schroeder, Siddoway, Stegner, Stennett, Werk
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- None
    Floor Sponsor - Darrington
    Title apvd - to House
02/13    House intro - 1st rdg - to Health/Wel
03/09    Rpt out - ref'd to St Aff
03/13    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/14    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/19    3rd rdg - PASSED - 65-0-5
      AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barrett, Bayer, Bedke, Bilbao, Black,
      Block, Bock, Boe, Bolz, Brackett, Chadderdon, Chew, Clark, Collins,
      Crane, Durst, Edmunson, Eskridge, Hagedorn, Hart, Henbest, Henderson,
      Jaquet, Killen, King, Kren, Labrador, Lake, LeFavour, Loertscher,
      Luker, Marriott, Mathews, McGeachin, Mortimer, Moyle, Nielsen,
      Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Patrick, Pence, Raybould, Ring, Ringo,
      Roberts, Ruchti, Rusche, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd(2), Shepherd(8),
      Shirley, Shively, Smith(30), Smith(24), Snodgrass, Stevenson, Thayn,
      Trail, Vander Woude, Wills, Wood(27), Wood(35)
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Bell, Bradford, Chavez, Harwood, Mr. Speaker
    Floor Sponsor - Rusche
    Title apvd - to Senate
03/20    To enrol
03/21    Rpt enrol - Pres signed - Sp signed
03/22    To Governor
03/28    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 242
         Effective: 07/01/07

Bill Text

  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-ninth Legislature                   First Regular Session - 2007
                                       IN THE SENATE
                                    SENATE BILL NO. 1047
                              BY HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMITTEE
  1                                        AN ACT
  4    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
  5        SECTION  1.  That Section 5, Chapter 329, Laws of 2002 be, and the same is
  6    hereby repealed.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                         Statement of Purpose

                               RS 16589

  This legislation would remove the January 1, 2008 sunset from trauma
  registry establishment law in chapter 20, title 57, Idaho Code.  The
  five year sunset was placed on this act to allow time to determine if
  the data collected would actually meet the purpose of the law, which was
  to develop "a comprehensive trauma reporting system in order to record
  information in a central location which will enable policymakers to
  assess availability and effectiveness of trauma care."  As it turns out,
  much of the information needed to determine the appropriateness of the
  system and the data was not available without testing it within the
  state on a voluntary basis.  
  The Department of Health and Welfare created an advisory committee for
  that purpose which worked for over two years to create an RFP for a
  pilot program for such an assessment.  By the time the RFP went out to
  bid, the contractor was selected and the infrastructure acquired,
  developed and tested, there was not enough time before the law expired
  to fully test the system.  The pilot project, data collection, and
  analysis are now in full swing; twelve hospitals throughout Idaho have
  tested the data collection system for a minimal dataset; and the
  information distribution infrastructure is in development.  More than
  13,000 trauma cases, including legacy data from four hospitals, were
  collected in the trauma registry database.  Emergency medical services
  and traffic collision records were also accessed by the registry,
  allowing data linking and analysis systems to be developed and tested.   
  The length of time to get a trauma registry up and running was
  underestimated and the pilot will be completed as of September 30, which
  means the law expires three months later and all this expense and effort
  will be for naught.

                               Fiscal Note

  There will be no financial impact to the state general fund.

  Names:    Steven A. Millard, President
            Toni Lawson, Vice President
            Idaho Hospital Association
  Phone:    338-5100, exts. 203 and 207
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