New Jersey Has Become The Third State To Adopt Mandatory Sepsis Protocols!
New Jersey, We Did It!
“After meeting with The Rory Staunton Foundation, Rory’s tragic and preventable death underscored how critical mandatory sepsis protocols are to save lives in New Jersey, and the Department is proud to implement them,” – New Jersey Health Commissioner, Cathleen D. Bennett
We could not be more delighted to announce that New Jersey has become the third state to adopt mandatory sepsis protocols, known as Rory’s Regulations! The Rory Staunton Foundation has been advocating for sepsis protocols in New Jersey since 2014. It took numerous meetings with members of the New Jersey legislature, the New Jersey Hospital Association, the Governor’s Office and, above all, the NJ Department of Health but the protocols are worth the wait! In New York, Rory’s Regulations have saved more than 5,000 thousand lives and we are happy and relieved that our neighbors in the Garden State now have the same protections.
We must highlight a few heroes of this victory. First, National Family Council on Sepsis member, New Jersey resident and sepsis survivor Nicole Taylor who showed her determination and fighting spirit every step of the way and wouldn’t take ‘no’ for an answer–thank you for your advocacy, Nicole! And second, New Jersey Health Commissioner Cathleen D. Bennett who came to our first meeting with an open mind and a willingness to learn the facts and do what was necessary to keep New Jerseyans safe from sepsis. From all of us impacted by sepsis, our heartfelt thanks.