It may take private sector funding to maintain a system that caregivers say saves lives in Missouri. The Governor last week used his line-item veto authority to strike $153,000 from the budget for the Time Critical Diagnosis System. That money was used to pay staffers working within the Department of Health and Senior Services who were responsible for staffing the system. Karen Englert with the American Heart Association says they’re hoping to get the funding restored, but that they’ll explore all options.
They won’t know for sure until the veto session in September. Englert discussed the issue earlier this week on “The Ozarks Today” on KRMS.