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If you have been a resident of Georgia for one year and have suffered a traumatic brain injury you may be eligible to apply for a grant from the Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission. A grant from the Trust Fund is not intended to be a permanent source of funding for an individual and is not an entitlement. Applicant grant requests for funding should be directly related to the traumatic brain injury."

 

Georgia voters approved a constitutional amendment in 1998, known as Senate Bill 110, (O.C.G.A. § 31-18-1 et. seq.1). This amendment created the Georgia Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund. This legislation was enacted in January of 1999 to assist persons with traumatic brain injuries or spinal cord injuries offset the high costs of needed services through the addition of a 10% surcharge on all DUI fines. These funds are collected on monthly basis and deposited with the Treasury Department in a separate Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund account.

 

Georgia law (O.C.G.A. § 31-18-2), defines “brain injury” as a traumatic injury to the brain, not of a degenerative or congenital nature, but arising form a blunt or penetrating trauma or form acceleration-deceleration forces.....” Further, O.C.G.A. § 31-18-3 instituted reporting procedures for health care providers to report traumatic brain injuries or spinal cord injuries to the State of Georgia Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund Commission.

 

For more information about the Trust Fund contact Georgia's Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission www.bsitf.state.ga.us - Phone Nr: 1-888-233-5760 - email info-bsitf@dhr.state.ga.us

 


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