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Signing of Lochlin's Law by Governor Wes Moore
Signing of Lochlin's Law by Governor Wes Moore

Signing of Lochlin's Law by Governor Wes Moore

Governor Wes Moore will be signing "Lochlin's Law" (Bill SB0332) on 5/16/2024!

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When and Where

May 16, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Annapolis, 100 State Cir, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA

The Event

On Thursday May 16th 2024 Governor Wes Moore will be signing Lochlin's Law at the state house in Annapolis Maryland! This Bill was brought forward this year by The Love For Lochlin Foundation and sponsored by Del Kenneth Kerr and Senator Karen Lewis Young. The Bill unannoumsly passed both the Senate and the House and is now going to be singed into Law by Governor Wes Moore! 

This Bill "Lochlin's Law" meens so much to our organization and our mission! 

This bill requires each hospital and urgent care center in the State, by January 1, 2025, to  implement an evidence-based protocol for the early recognition and treatment of any patient with sepsis, severe sepsis, or septic shock based on generally acceptable standards of care.  The sepsis protocol must comply with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  (CDC) sepsis guidelines. Each hospital and urgent care center must (1) require periodic training in the implementation of the sepsis protocol, as specified and (2) ensure that staff  receive updated training following a substantive change to the protocol. A specialty  psychiatric hospital must establish a process for the screening and early recognition of a  patient with sepsis, severe sepsis, or septic shock, and implement procedures to transfer the patient to the appropriate setting. A hospital that submits sepsis data to the Centers for Medicare and  Medicaid Services Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program is presumed to meet the requirements of the bill.

Click Here to see the full Bill:

Lochlin's Law (Bill SB 0332)

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