Awareness and Education Bill Passed in Michigan
333.5141 Reflex sympathetic dystrophy/complex regional pain
syndrome (RSD/CRPS); work group; education program; materials
and brochures; funds.
(1) Upon appropriation of the necessary funding to support
the work group and the education program, the department shall
establish a reflex sympathetic dystrophy/complex regional
pain syndrome (RSD/CRPS) work group that is composed of both
public and private sector members. The RSD/CRPS work group,
in consultation with health care providers and health-related
organizations, shall develop and coordinate an RSD/CRPS education
program to promote public awareness of the causes of RSD/CRPS
and the value of early detection, diagnosis, and treatment
of this disease. The RSD/CRPS program shall include a public
education and outreach campaign utilizing written materials
and brochures to promote awareness of RSD/CRPS among consumers,
health care providers, teachers, and human services providers
and to enable individuals to make informed decisions about
their health. The written materials and brochures shall include,
but are not limited to, information regarding each of the
(a) Cause and nature of RSD/CRPS.
(b) Risk factors that contribute to the manifestation of
(c) All available treatment options for RSD/CRPS including
the risks and benefits of each of those options.
(d) Environmental safety and injury prevention.
(e) Rest and use of appropriate body mechanics.
(f) Any other information that is relevant to RSD/CRPS.
(2) The educational materials and brochures developed under
subsection (1) shall be made available to the public through
the department's website or health promotions clearinghouse
hotline and, if sufficient funding is available, the educational
materials and brochures shall be distributed to local health
departments, hospitals, and health care providers for distribution
to the public. The RSD/CRPS work group shall also facilitate
as a part of the RSD/CRPS program educational workshops that
are open to the public. The workshops shall include, at a
minimum, at least 1 physician presenter who is licensed under
article 15 and is knowledgeable about RSD/CRPS.
(3) The department may accept and utilize federal or state
funds or other public or private grants, gifts, donations,
or appropriations to carry out the purposes of this section,
including, but not limited to, promoting research to accurately
identify, diagnose, and treat this disease. History: Add. 2006, Act 678, Imd. Eff. Jan. 10, 2007
Popular Name: Act 368 2007 Legislative Council, State of Michigan