Kotowski's epilepsy bill passes Senate

Kotowski's epilepsy bill passes Senate

Posted by Kerry Lester on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 17:44

We learned this afternoon that legislation that would send epilepsy data to a national registry passed the state Senate.

State Sen. Dan Kotowski - diagnosed, himself, with epilepsy at 13 - worked with Tom Stanton, the executive director of the Danny Did Foundation, to put together the proposal. Stanton's nephew Danny died at age 4 from a seizure that occurred in his sleep.

"Coroners and medical examiners can play a key role in recording instances unexpected death in epilepsy, and this data will help to educate the public on its causes and signs," Kotowski, a Park Ridge Democrat, said in a statement.

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