Bill Sponsors: IN SB0166 | 2019 | Regular Session

Bill Title: Treatment of Lyme disease. Requires that, if an individual is diagnosed with Lyme disease or a related tick borne disease, state employee health plans, Medicaid, policies of accident and sickness insurance, and health maintenance organization contracts must provide coverage for Lyme disease or a related tick borne disease testing and treatment that is prescribed by a health care provider. Provides that a health care provider may not be subject to discipline solely because the health care provider prescribed, administered, or dispensed a long term antibiotic treatment for the treatment of Lyme disease or a tick borne disease. Requires a health care provider or health care provider's designee who orders a laboratory test for the presence of Lyme disease to provide the patient or the patient's legal representative with certain written information concerning Lyme disease.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-31 - Senator Stoops added as coauthor [SB0166 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Sponsors

NameTypeSponsorshipDistrictFinancialEncyclopediaBiography
Senator Timothy Lanane [D]PrimarySponsored BillsSD-025FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart
Senator Mark Stoops [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsSD-040FollowTheMoneyBallotpediaVoteSmart

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