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Sun May 18, 2014, 10:50 AM


Barrett Lyme treatment bill passes Assembly

Joe Gentile Columbia-Greene Media

ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 106 — Legislation aimed at saving lives and changing minds in the medical community regarding the treatment of Lyme disease as a chronic, long-term condition has cleared the state Assembly. The bill was authored by Assemblywoman Didi Barrett, D-106.

The bill giving physicians the legal authorization to prescribe long-term antibiotic therapies to their patients was passed unanimously Monday after Barrett introduced it. State Sen. Terry Gipson, D-41, has agreed to sponsor her legislation in the Senate.

“Patients with Lyme disease should have the same rights as those with other diseases,” stated a Tuesday press release from Barrett’s office. “They must have the same rights as those with other diseases. They must have the right to be seen and treated by the practitioner of their choice, have the rights to be informed that there are differing professional judgments about the appropriate care for Lyme disease, and to participate in the choice of treatment as it pertains to their circumstances and preferences.”


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