Rhode Island Moves Statewide Sepsis Legislation Forward

June 15, 2023

Update: This bill has been signed into law by Governor Dan McKee. It has taken effect across the state of Rhode Island.

This week, lawmakers in Rhode Island voted in favor of a landmark bill that improves protocols for early recognition and treatment of sepsis.

Sepsis advocate Tara Cirella, who lost her teenage daughter Gianna to sepsis in 2017, pushed for the bill’s passage. According to WPRI, Tara began this advocacy four years ago to help prevent future loss of life in her daughter’s memory.

You can read more about this milestone legislation here.