SB 971 Lyme disease; physicians to disclose information to patients, licensees immune from civil liability.
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Summary as passed Senate: (all summaries)

Lyme disease; disclosure of information to patients. Requires physicians to provide to each patient for whom a test for the presence of Lyme disease is ordered a written notice about Lyme disease, about testing for Lyme disease, and about the need for the patient to contact his physician with questions or concerns about Lyme disease. The bill also provides that licensees are immune from civil liability for providing such notice absent gross negligence or willful misconduct. The bill has an expiration date of July 1, 2018.

Full text:
01/08/13  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101234D  pdf | impact statement
01/28/13  Senate: Floor substitute printed 13104652D-S1 (Black)  pdf | impact statement
02/07/13  House: Committee substitute printed 13105016D-H1  pdf | impact statement

Senate amendments
Senate amendments rejected

01/08/13  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101234D
01/08/13  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/24/13  Senate: Reported from Education and Health with amendment (10-Y 4-N 1-A)
01/25/13  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
01/28/13  Senate: Read second time
01/28/13  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
01/28/13  Senate: Committee amendment rejected
01/28/13  Senate: Floor substitute printed 13104652D-S1 (Black)
01/28/13  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
01/28/13  Senate: Substitute by Senator Black agreed to 13104652D-S1
01/28/13  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB971S1
01/29/13  Senate: Pending question ordered (34-Y 6-N)
01/29/13  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (29-Y 11-N)
02/05/13  House: Placed on Calendar
02/05/13  House: Read first time
02/05/13  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/07/13  House: Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
02/07/13  House: Committee substitute printed 13105016D-H1
02/08/13  House: Read second time
02/11/13  House: Read third time
02/11/13  House: Committee substitute agreed to 13105016D-H1
02/11/13  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB971H1
02/11/13  House: Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/13  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
02/13/13  Senate: House substitute rejected by Senate (9-Y 28-N)
02/14/13  House: House insisted on substitute
02/14/13  House: House requested conference committee
02/18/13  Senate: Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N)
02/18/13  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
02/18/13  Senate: Senators: Black, Howell, Northam
02/23/13  Senate: No further action taken
02/23/13  Senate: Failed to pass in Senate