NEWS: Massachusetts gov signs Lyme doctor protection bill
This photo was taken at the Boston State House on June 30, 2010, just after Governor Duval Patrick signed the 2011 Massachusetts state budget, which includes an amendment which will protect physicians who treat Lyme disease for longer than 30 days. The bill is similar to physician protection legislation which was passed in Connecticut last year. From left to right: Back row: Susan Fairbank-Pitzer, Donna Castle (advocates), Rep. Robert Hargraves (Groton) Front row: Robin LeMieux (advocate), Dr. Jacqueline Luz-Ruiz, Governor Duval Patrick, Dr. Sheila Statlender, Jayme Kulesz (advocate). Congratulations and a big thank you to the Massachusetts advocates for doing such a great job!