Updates on any Legislation for Lyme Disease in Iowa
February 26, 2014
The Iowa Senate on Wednesday approved Senate File 2090, which would establish a state Lyme disease task force to examine the prevalence and treatment of chronic Lyme disease . The task force would be established by the Iowa Department of Public Health. Click Here to Read More
The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly.
This bill requires the department of public health (DPH) to 7 establish and facilitate a task force concerning lyme disease.
The task force shall discuss the prevalence, treatment, patient methodologies, legislative proposals, and board of medicine actions concerning lyme disease and chronic lyme disease.
The bill requires the task force to discuss any difficulty in diagnosing and availability of treatment of persons with chronic lyme disease.
The bill also requires the task force to develop recommendations for tracking the disease, appropriate care protocols, and public awareness of chronic lyme disease.
The bill also requires the recommendations to address the availability of diagnosis tools and treatment options for persons with chronic lyme disease in the state.
The bill directs the task force to submit its findings and recommendations to the governor, general assembly, and the department of public health by December 15, 2014.