Section 22-11C-4

Alabama Statewide Head and Spinal Cord Injury Registry.

The State Health Officer may establish, contingent on the availability of funding, within the Department of Public Health the Alabama Statewide Head and Spinal Cord Injury Registry for the purpose of providing accurate and up-to-date information about head and spinal cord injuries in Alabama and facilitating the evaluation and improvement of head and spinal cord injuries prevention, diagnosis, therapy, rehabilitation, and referral to coordinated, rehabilitation programs administered by other state agencies. The purpose of these referrals shall be to ensure that these programs shall provide eligible persons the opportunity to obtain the necessary rehabilitative services enabling them to be referred to a vocational rehabilitation program or to return to an appropriate level of functioning in their community. The State Committee of Public Health shall adopt rules necessary to effect the purposes of this chapter, including the data to be reported, and the effective date after which reporting shall be required.

(Act 98-611, p. 1343, §4.)