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Passed Senate amended (02/06/2002)

Stroke Treatment and Ongoing Prevention Act of 2002 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to create a new title covering stroke prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.

Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to: (1) carry out a national education and information campaign to promote stroke prevention and increase the number of stroke patients who seek immediate treatment; and (2) make available, support, and evaluate a grant program to enable a State to develop statewide stroke care systems, foster the development of modern systems of stroke care, and provide technical assistance to State and local agencies.

Requires the Secretary to maintain the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Registry and Clearinghouse.

Directs the Secretary to: (1) ensure the availability of published stroke research; or (2) conduct research concerning best practices in and access barriers to stroke prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation services, the effectiveness of existing public awareness campaigns regarding stroke, and disparities in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of stroke among different populations.

Directs the Secretary to award grants to States for the purpose of establishing statewide stroke prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation systems.

Requires the Secretary to develop standards of care for stroke patients in all phases of stroke that may be adopted for guidance by the State and a model plan for the establishment of statewide stroke care systems.

Authorizes the Secretary to make grants to public and non-profit private entities for the development and implementation of education programs for appropriate medical personnel in the use of newly developed diagnostic approaches, technologies, and therapies for the prevention and treatment of stroke.