Lyme disease; allows a licensed physician to prescribe long-term antibiotic therapy. (HB512)

Introduced By

Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon) with support from 11 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst), Del. Barbara Comstock (R-McLean), Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas), Del. Joe May (R-Leesburg), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac), Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake), Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Lyme disease; long-term antibiotic therapy allowed.  Allows a licensed physician to prescribe, administer, or dispense long-term antibiotic therapy to a patient diagnosed with Lyme disease. Also specifies that the Board of Medicine shall not initiate a disciplinary action against a licensed physician solely for prescribing, administering, or dispensing long-term antibiotic therapy to a patient clinically diagnosed with Lyme disease, provided such clinical diagnosis and treatment has been documented in the patient's medical record by such licensed physician. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103686D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/20/2010Assigned HWI sub: #1
01/24/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB512)
02/01/2010Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2011
02/02/2010Continued to 2011 in Health, Welfare and Institutions