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May 10, 2012
State of Connecticut Unanimously Approves BILL to Consider Insurance Coverage for PANDAS Treatment
We have ground breaking news to report! The State of Connecticut Senate has UNANIMOUSLY passed the bill "AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF PEDIATRIC AUTOIMMUNE NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDER ASSOCIATED WITH STREPTOCOCCAL INFECTIONS".
This bill requires "The Commissioner of Public Health...to do a study on PANDAS to learn how it's diagnosed and treated in this country and others and an evaluation of the level of recognition of the disorder in the medical community. The report is to be finished no later than January 1, 2013".
Thank you to those who helped this bill become reality, including parents Jim Carson, Lynn Johnson, and all others who submitted testimonies to show how devastating this disorder is.