Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Craig Hosptial license plate bill passes Senate

Senate Bill 11-003, which creates a specialty license plate to help generate additional revenues for the Patient Assistance Fund passed the Senate Monday with bipartisan support.

Bill sponsor Senator Nancy Spence said, “This privately funded revenue source will ensure that patients suffering from brain or spinal cord injuries will be given some hope and security as they work through their rehabilitation at Craig Hosptial.”

According to their website, Craig Hospital, located in Englewood, is world renowned as a premier center for specialty rehabilitation and research for people with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury.

Revenues generated through this specialty license plate will go to the Patient Assistance Fund which was created to meet the needs of patients who do not have the monetary resources available to cover the entire cost of their recovery. Those suffering from brain or spinal injuries require recreational therapy and often modifications in their home or the use of special equipment.

“This difficult economy demands that we find private funding sources to meet the needs of those suffering from traumatic injuries,” said Spence. “The Craig Hospital license plate allows us to accomplish this without asking for additional general fund revenues.”

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