DeWine signs two bills into law

COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed two new bills on Tuesday, making Senate Bills 21 and 42 into Ohio laws.

Senate Bill 21, which was sponsored by Senators Nickie Antionio and Nathan Manning, creates new guidelines for the assessment, triage and transport of stroke patients to hospitals. The bill will require the Board of Emergency Medical, Fire and Transportation Services to establish stroke protocols and provide training.

Senate Bill 42 declares the second week of November to be Ohio Diabetes Awareness-Heart Connection Week, meant to raise the public’s awareness about the connection between diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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