HV Congressmen Push NY Governor To Sign Lyme Bill

Dec 3, 2014

Credit WAMC / Dave Lucas

Two New York congressmen are urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign legislation concerning Lyme disease.

Hudson Valley Congressmen Chris Gibson and Sean Patrick Maloney are calling on Governor Cuomo to sign what they call common-sense legislation. The New York state legislature in June passed legislation that prohibits the investigation of any claim of medical professional misconduct based solely on treatment that is not universally accepted by the medical profession, with Lyme disease and tick-borne illnesses in mind. Democrat Didi Barrett authored the bill in the Assembly while Republican Kemp Hannon sponsored the bill in the Senate. Cuomo at the end of October told The Poughkeepsie Journal that he wants to sign the bill but there are some technical issues.