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Lyme Disease Bill

Tim Houston: PC MLA for Pictou East

Today in the Legislature, Tim Houston, Progressive Conservative MLA for Pictou East, introduced a bill to develop a comprehensive Lyme Disease Strategy for Nova Scotia.
 
The Act calls on the government to convene a stakeholder conference within six months, seeking input from the medical community and patients' groups. It would introduce a medical surveillance program to properly track incidence rates and associated economic costs of Lyme Disease.
 
It also aims to increase awareness about the disease and create establishment of guidelines for prevention, identification, treatment and management.
 
The Act will create a provincial standard of care to reflect best practices for treatment.

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