Lyme disease; treatment of a patient. (SB671)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg) with support from co-patron Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Treatment of a patient for Lyme disease. Provides that no health care provider who provides treatment for Lyme disease or other tick-borne disease in accordance with a clinical practice guideline maintained by the National Guideline Clearinghouse after obtaining informed consent shall be the subject of any disciplinary proceeding by the Board of Medicine for following such clinical practice guideline, absent gross negligence or willful misconduct. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/19/2016Presented and ordered printed 16102110D
01/19/2016Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/25/2016Assigned Education sub: Health
02/03/2016Impact statement from VDH (SB671)
02/04/2016Reported from Education and Health with substitute (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2016Committee substitute printed 16105091D-S1
02/05/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2016Impact statement from VDH (SB671S1)
02/08/2016Read second time
02/08/2016Reading of substitute waived
02/08/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105091D-S1
02/08/2016Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB671S1
02/09/2016Passed by for the day
02/10/2016Read third time and passed Senate (24-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2016Placed on Calendar
02/12/2016Read first time
02/12/2016Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/16/2016Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
02/23/2016Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2017
02/25/2016Continued to 2017 in Health, Welfare and Institutions
12/01/2016Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions