STATE LEGISLATION IN THE LYMELIGHT By: Pat Smith, President, Lyme Disease Association, Inc. Lorraine Johnson, Executive Director, California Lyme Disease Association Passing legislation to combat problems associated with Lyme disease can help correct some of the problems Lyme patients face, or it can exacerbate the very problems that it is intended to address. This […]
The Lyme Disease Association (LDA) has been working to trying to stop the spread of Lyme disease and find a cure for chronic Lyme disease for almost two decades. LDA has worked on educating multi state officials from legislators to governors to health departments. LDA has also worked with county and local officials who often are looking for ways to control tick-borne diseases in their specific areas which may be more heavily endemic than the state at large.
LDA has also worked with groups in many states to develop, pass, and implement state legislation
In this section, you can view some of these efforts and perhaps find ideas to use in your state.
Carl Tuttle is a long time New Hampshire advocate. He is a member of the New Hampshire Commission to Study Testing For Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases. The charter is to “study the use and limitations of serological diagnostic tests to determine the presence or absence of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases and the development […]
Read below or Click here for Dr. Robert Bransfield’s Speech – Pennsylvania HB629 Rally I am a psychiatrist in New Jersey who has treated thousands of Lyme patients in the past 30 years and many have come from Pennsylvania. I am here to support passage of Pennsylvania HB629. Our greatest resource is our human capability and productivity and that is being jeopardized by an epidemic of inadequately diagnosed and inadequately treated tickborne diseases in children and adults.
The Lyme Disease Association Inc. (LDA) has been working for 28 years to stop the spread of Lyme and TBD and to find a cure for chronic Lyme disease. LDA has educated multi-state officials from legislators to governors to health departments and continues to work with county and local officials who often are looking for […]
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, June 19, 2018 http://www.nysenate.gov SENATE APPROVES $1 MILLION INVESTMENT TO COMBAT LYME ACROSS NEW YORK STATE Historic Levels of Funding Build Upon the Senate’s Commitment to Increasing Public Awareness, Treatment, and Prevention of Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Illnesses. The New York State Senate today approved a resolution to provide a record […]
States and counties throughout the US have proclaimed May Lyme Disease Awareness Month. Many states and counties have taken steps to raise awareness regarding Lyme and tick-borne diseases. Declaring “May Lyme Awareness Month” is one move to help remind people spring is here, ticks are out, prevention & proper education are your best tools to […]
New York State Senator James SewardThe following excerpts are from New York State Senator James Seward’s Press Release: ALBANY, 03/29/18 — State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I/Ref-Oneonta) joined this week with his senate colleagues to call on the state to investigate the impact Lyme and tick-borne diseases (TBD) may have on mental health. The […]
This Legislative Joint Resolution joins one the LDA received from NJ Gov. Chris Christie proclaiming May 2017 Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and one passed by the Legislature in 2008 recognizing each May as such. (L to R) Assemblyman Sean Kean, LDA Pres. Pat Smith, Assemblyman Dave RibleWall, NJ—Almost 400,000 cases of Lyme disease occur in […]
See if your state has joined in May Lyme Awareness & Read the state proclamations. States and counties throughout the US have proclaimed May Lyme Disease Awareness Month. Many states and counties have taken steps to raise awareness regarding Lyme and tick-borne diseases. Declaring “May Lyme Awareness Month” is one move to help remind people […]
Monica White, Co-Founder/President of the Colorado Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Association, a Lyme Disease Association Affiliate, has announced that Colorado Governor Hickenlooper granted their request for proclamation: May 2017, Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Month in Colorado! “Many of our residents and visitors are at greater risk for exposure to ticks through both work and their […]