A view of the Senate Chambers from the 2010-2011 Senate Reorganization.

17 Dec: Codey/Cunningham Bill To Improve Research On Sudden, Unexpected Death In Epilepsy Advances

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senators Richard J. Codey and Sandra Bolden Cunningham that would establish a program to better educate medical examiners in the state about sudden, unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) and improve research of this rare condition, was approved today by the Senate Health, Human Services & Senior Citizens Committee.

“Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy is a rare condition that affects younger or middle-aged people who die without a specific, clear cause. However, we still know relatively little about why certain people are affected,” said Senator Codey (D-Essex, Morris). “Opening the door to additional research on this condition could be the key to finding its cause, and ultimately to saving lives.”

01 Oct: Codey Introduces Legislation Calling For Further Study Into Sudden, Unexpected Death In Epilepsy

TRENTON � Senator Richard J. Codey (D � Essex, Morris) today introduced legislation that will seek to provide further research into sudden, unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). While the condition is known among the medical community, the amount of data available on SUDEP is shockingly small.

�While many, if not all, of us know someone with epilepsy, it is shocking that we know so little about SUDEP,� said Codey. �It does not have to be this way. By having a uniform way in which to collect information on this gravely serious issue, we can take giant steps forward in understanding how and why this happens. With that knowledge, we can then work on preventing it.�