This section contains information on legislation that has been introduced and/or passed by the federal government and individual states. It includes sections that contain the position the Lyme Disease Association has taken on various bills, if any; information on how to contact your legislator; and what you can do to help specific laws be passed or defeated. Additionally, there is a section on various government departments. From time to time, the LDA will post articles from the departments/agencies in these sections that pertain to Lyme disease that might be of interest or importance to the public, including policies being considered or adopted.

It is important for the LDA to take a lead role in forming relationships with all levels of government. Laws and policy decisions often affect how Lyme disease is viewed by the public and physicians, and LDA needs to clearly articulate the problems which are created by government actions or which can be rectified by government actions. Additionally, we need to ensure that the information presented to government officials is accurate and supported by science.

on 02 January 2017

The LDA has an 18 year history of achievements in the area of legislation, and policy achievements. Below are some of the most significant ones where LDA played a lead role in passage/adoption of laws/policies which help Lyme patients or preventing passage of those items which could have hurt Lyme patients/physicians or LDA played a lead role in educating.

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on 02 January 2017

The LDA has been active working with groups in many states throughout the Northeast to help facilitate passage of doctor protection, prevention, Lyme disease task force and other related legislation. For current state legislative achievements, please click here. For some some early legislative successes see information below.

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on 02 January 2017

Federal Employees: LDA CFC Eligible  GOOD  NEWS for Lyme disease! The LDA has been found eligible for inclusion on the National Part of the 2015 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Charity list. Each year, federal employees can contribute to charities that meet the requirements of the CFC. The LDA must demonstrate it provides services in 15 states to be part of this program and is the only Lyme charity that has been selected for inclusion.   

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on 30 October 2014

Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program logoLDA Partnering WithEnvironmental Protection Agency (EPA) Since 2008 LDA has been accepted as partner in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP). The Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP) is a voluntary program that forms partnerships to reduce the potential health and environmental risks associated with pests and pesticide use and to implement pollution prevention strategies

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