(a) Beginning October 1, 1994, moneys in the Alabama Head and Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund shall be distributed to the Division of Rehabilitation Services in the State Department of Education for the following purposes:
(1) As a payer of last resort for the costs of care provided in this state for citizens of this state who have survived neuro-trauma with head or spinal cord injuries. Expenditures for spinal cord injury and head injury care shall be made by the Division of Rehabilitation Services according to criteria established by the Alabama Head and Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund Advisory Board. Expenditures may include but need not be limited to, post acute medical care, rehabilitation therapies, medication, attendant care, home accessibility modification, and equipment necessary for activities of daily living.
(2) Public information, prevention education, and research coordinated by the Alabama Head Injury Foundation.
(b) The Division of Rehabilitation Services shall issue a report to the Legislature on the first day of the regular session of each year, summarizing the activities supported by the moneys from the additional fines levied in this section and Section 32-5A-191.1 .
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