About: Overview | Stroke Impact | Task Force
The General Assembly of the State of Arkansas has long recognized the importance of improving stroke care in our state. In 2005, the legislature passed Act 663, stating that “the citizens of Arkansas are entitled to the maximum protection from the effects of strokes.” The bill mandated an Acute Stroke Care Task Force be formed to coordinate statewide efforts to combat the debilitating effects of stroke on Arkansans and make recommendations to the State Board of Health. The task force determined that to help achieve its goals for improved stroke care in our state, it was necessary for a stroke registry to be developed.
Represented Organizations of the Acute Stroke Care Task Force (ASCTF):