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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 6200

 

January Session, 2009

 

LCO No. 2546

   

Referred to Committee on Public Health

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. FAWCETT, 133rd Dist.

REP. GODFREY, 110th Dist.

REP. HORNISH, 62nd Dist.

REP. LYDDY, 106th Dist.

REP. REEVES, 143rd Dist.

SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th Dist.

REP. TABORSAK, 109th Dist.

REP. TONG, 147th Dist.

REP. BYE, 19th Dist.

REP. HURLBURT, 53rd Dist.

REP. HWANG, 134th Dist.

REP. DREW, 132nd Dist.

REP. BARTLETT, 2nd Dist.

AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF LONG-TERM ANTIBIOTICS FOR THE TREATMENT OF LYME DISEASE.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That the general statutes be amended to provide that: (1) A physician may prescribe, administer or dispense antibiotic therapy for therapeutic purpose to a person diagnosed with and having symptoms of Lyme disease if a diagnosis and treatment plan has been documented in the physician's medical record for that patient; and (2) no physician may be subject to disciplinary action solely for prescribing, administering or dispensing long-term antibiotic therapy for a therapeutic purpose for a patient clinically diagnosed with Lyme disease, if a diagnosis and treatment plan has been documented in the physician's medical record for that patient.

Statement of Purpose:

To allow physicians to prescribe, administer or dispense long-term antibiotics for therapeutic purposes to patients clinically diagnosed with Lyme disease.