LYMEPOLICYWONK: IDSA APRIL DEADLINE
We are all concerned about the latest report from the IDSA statement that they plan to issue their final report regarding the IDSA guidelines review panel by the end of April. We are particularly concerned about whether the IDSA has corrected its voting violations. There may be other actions for the community to take as this unfolds, but right now, it is critical that we continue keeping the pressure on for other state AG’s to send letters to the IDSA (IMPORTANT: cc the CT AG) expressing concern about the voting violations and asking for compliance. Letters from legislators would also help spotlight the importance of the issue. Information on how to do this is posted on CALDA’s website along with the press release issued by CALDA, TFL and the LDA.
I keep a running commentary on what is going on with the AG enforcement effort at Lymepolicywonk.org, where you can find posts regarding the IDSA announcement that they will issue a final report by the end of April, the CT AG letter to the IDSA regarding voting violations, the ways the IDSA has manipulated the voting consensus requirements, and other ways the IDSA has manipulated the process to ensure that the guidelines remain unchanged.
I will keep the community posted on this as this issue unfolds and let you know what other potential steps the Lyme community should take that might be effective.
You can follow additional comments on Lyme policy at www.lymepolicywonk.org. You can contact Lorraine Johnson, JD, MBA at firstname.lastname@example.org.