Reed highlights new law about burn injuries
By The Associated Press
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Rhode Island’s senior U.S. senator is highlighting passage of a new law that modernizes the legal federal definition of “trauma” to include burn injuries.
Sen. Jack Reed toured the Trauma Division and Burn Center at
Reed wrote the Trauma Care Act. He says including burn injuries will help ensure burn centers are eligible for federal trauma care programs and federal funding.
Reed says he is working on a new bill to provide federal grants to states to develop trauma care systems.
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