NEWS: Cuomo signs bill safeguarding Lyme treatment
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill late Wednesday that protects Lyme doctors who prescribe long-term antibiotics.
From the Poughkeepsie Journal, Dec. 18, 2014:
by John Ferro
Doctors who prescribe longer courses of antibiotic treatments for Lyme disease have new protections under state law today.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill late Wednesday that prohibits the state Office of Professional Medical Conduct from investigating a licensed physician based solely upon the recommendation or provision of a treatment that is not universally accepted by the medical profession.
Those treatments include, but are not limited to, those for Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses.