Christie to Consider O’Toole Bill to Save Critically Ill Hospital Patients

The full Senate unanimously passed legislation by Senator Kevin O’Toole (R-40) to require all hospitals to have protocols to immediately transfer critically ill patients to other facilities for better treatment.

“People suffer unparalleled trauma and anxiety when they or loved ones are critically ill,” O’Toole said. “There is nothing worse for a patient and a patient’s family than feeling hopelessly trapped in intensive care, knowing they are being inexcusably denied a better chance for survival at a nearby facility.”

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