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Session Laws, 1987
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Honorable William Donald Schaefer, Governor of Maryland; the
Honorable Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., President of the Senate of
Maryland; and the Honorable R. Clayton Mitchell, Jr., Speaker of
the House of Delegates.

Signed May 14, 1987.

No. 6

(Senate Joint Resolution No. 37)

A Senate Joint Resolution concerning

Comprehensive Trauma Rehabilitation Services
Coordinating Council

FOR the purpose of requesting the Governor to appoint a
coordinating council to develop a comprehensive
rehabilitation services program for individuals who have
experienced traumatic injuries, document needs, establish
priorities, develop funding methods, and provide for the
objective and orderly development of a public agenda for the
coordination of trauma rehabilitation efforts in the State.

WHEREAS, Rehabilitation of traumatically injured individuals
is an investment that benefits society as a whole; and

WHEREAS, Rehabilitation is the process of providing, in a
coordinated manner, comprehensive services deemed appropriate to
meet the needs of disabled individuals of all ages; and

WHEREAS, The goal of a comprehensive trauma rehabilitation
services program is to improve the health and welfare of injured
individuals, by assisting those individuals in attaining their
maximum physical, psychological, and social potential in order to
enable them to engage in useful and productive work; and

WHEREAS, The rehabilitation process involves the
coordination and delivery of services to disabled individuals
from medical specialists, social workers, and counselors, and
other rehabilitation personnel involved with community-based
rehabilitation programs; and

WHEREAS, Various studies and initiatives have been
undertaken that provide data on the needs and demographics of
disabled individuals, and practical methods of service delivery,
program evaluation, and funding to enable the development of a
comprehensive trauma rehabilitation services program; and

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