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

Introduced By

Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

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 »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
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
12/03/2010Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions