CT bill passes Senate. Goes to Governor

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Patient groups across Connecticut and the nation were jubilant as the Connecticut Senate passed the Lyme disease doctor protection bill today, 36-0, following its unanimous passage in the Connecticut House of Representatives on April 30, 2009.

Photo_2009_009.jpg (51117 bytes)Dr. Betty Maloney, Minnesota; Tim Lynagh, Legislative Director for Congressman Christopher Smith (NJ-4); and Pat Smith, President, Lyme Disease Association; in the office of Congressman Smith (not pictured) after a meeting he hosted with officials from the National Institutes of Health. The meeting concerned research and education on Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, what NIH is doing, what advocates feel needs to be done to learn more about the growing epidemic.