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.
The @RIHouseofReps has passed a bill that implements better training for healthcare workers to notice the signs and symptoms of sepsis
— Amanda Pitts (@AmandaPittsTV) June 13, 2023
You can read more about this milestone legislation here.