The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Mission Zero Act (H.R. 880) on Monday. The bill establishes a grant program to assist civilian trauma centers in partnering with military trauma professionals to ensure the highest-quality trauma care in both peace and war.
“It has been a priority of the ACS to establish and maintain high-quality and adequately-funded trauma systems throughout the United States, including within the Armed Forces,” said David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS, ACS executive director. “This legislation is an excellent first step to enhance readiness for military health care providers and to promote the sharing of trauma care best practices among our military and civilian trauma teams.”
The bill will now proceed to the U.S. Senate for consideration. According to Skopos Labs, a data analytics and strategic forecasting company, the bill has a 30% chance of being enacted (as of April 12, 2018).
To track the bill on GovTrack.us, click H.R. 880: MISSION ZERO Act.