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Delegate Comstock's HB 1933, the "Lyme Disease Information Disclosure Act" Signed By Governor
Thursday, March 14, 2013

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Thursday, March 14, 2013
Jessica Goodman
Delegate Comstock's HB 1933
"Lyme Disease Information Disclosure Act" Signed by Governor
McLean, VA- Yesterday, the Governor signed House Bill 1933, the "Lyme Disease Information Disclosure Act." HB 1933 requires physicians to provide disclosure to people who are tested for Lyme Disease about problems with testing reliability.
Delegate Barbara Comstock released the following statement:

"With the Governor's signature, HB1933 will now become law on July 1 and is a great step in raising awareness about this terrible disease and the high incidence of patients receiving false negative tests for Lyme. 'The Lyme Disease Testing Information Disclosure Act' will ensure that this critical information will get into the hands of all patients being tested for Lyme Disease. I appreciate the Governor's leadership on this issue with his Lyme Disease Task Force and support of this important legislation."

"Passage of this legislation is important to so many of my constituents who have Lyme Disease or have someone in their life who suffers from this disease. So often, they go untreated and undiagnosed for months and even years. With the passage of this bill, we can focus on getting information about testing problems directly to patients so they can seek additional testing, if necessary, as well as appropriate treatment."

"My thanks to the National Capital Lyme Disease Association and their entire team for all of their grassroots efforts in marshaling support for this legislation. I appreciate the opportunity to work with them and tell the story of the many people afflicted with this debilitating disease."


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