Virginia passes law pertaining to Lyme Disease testing

Virginia passes law pertaining to Lyme Disease testing

The Lyme Disease Testing Information Disclosure Act of 2013 -HB1933-  was signed into Virginia law in March 2013. The House and Senate passed this legislation with votes that “defied party and regional lines.” Over 8,200 messages were sent to Virginia Senators and Delegates in support of this legislation. This is the first law in the nation to require disclosure of the limitations of lyme disease testing.

This law requires health care providers to give written disclosure to people who are tested for lyme disease that current laboratory testing can produce false negatives, especially in the early stage of the disease.