Lyme disease; required to be reported to Board of Health and prescription for long-term use. (HB897)

Introduced By

Del. Barbara Comstock (R-McLean)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Lyme disease; reporting and treatment.  Requires the Board of Health to include Lyme disease on the list of diseases required to be reported, and 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 »


02/02/2010: Merged into HB512


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102173D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/20/2010Assigned HWI sub: #1
01/21/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB897)
02/01/2010Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB512-Rust)
02/02/2010Incorporated by Health, Welfare and Institutions (HB512-Rust)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1017.