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2016 SESSION

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HB 962 Lyme disease; testing disclosure.

Introduced by: Dave A. LaRock | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Lyme disease testing disclosure; sunset repeal; educational signage; civil penalty. Creates a civil penalty for individuals licensed by the Board of Medicine who violate the requirement to disclose certain information to a patient when the licensee orders a laboratory test for the presence of Lyme disease for the patient. The first violation results in a written reprimand from the Board. The second violation results in a $500 civil penalty and each subsequent violation results in a $1,000 civil penalty. The bill also repeals the sunset for the Lyme disease testing disclosure requirement. The bill creates the Lyme Disease Educational Signage Fund for the purposes of providing Lyme disease educational signage for placement in Virginia State Parks.


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