VIDEO: Announcing the Demos Ford Act

Senator Fred Akshar and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo announced new bi-partisan legislation to help families dealing with Lyme disease receive more definitive diagnosis from their health care providers. “The Demos Ford Act,” is named for a 10-year-old community member dealing with long-term Lyme disease who met with Akshar inspired him to introduce the bill and seek Assemblywoman Lupardo as a cosponsor. Their proposal (S.6657/A.8640) directs the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Health (DOH) to work with health care providers and experts to establish specific protocols to help guide providers in properly diagnosing and treating Lyme and tick-born diseases (TBDs) and require them to provide patients with a notification form to better educate them about their test results.

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