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Lyme Groups Testify in Hartford on Doctors’ Right to Treat

Photo_2009_004.jpg (51686 bytes)Three of the Connecticut State Legislative co-introducers of HB 6200 (top L) Kim Fawcett; (2nd row 3rd, 5th from left) Jason Bartlett, Chris Lyddy; with (2nd from L) Maggie Shaw, Newtown Lyme Disease Task Force; (4th from L) Daniel Cameron, MD, President, ILADS; Karen Gaudian, Ridgefield Lyme Disease Task Force; Pat Smith, LDA president; and Kim Pappa, Eastern Connecticut Chapter, LDA. Other Lyme activists are also pictured.

The LDA and the Task Forces were in Hartford for meetings with legislators and to testify on the bill, HB 6200, in the Public Health Committee. The groups were favorable to the concept of doctor protection with some bill language changes.