Public Comment Period Now Open

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and American College of Rheumatology (ACR) are now accepting comments on the “2019 Draft Guidelines for the Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme Disease.”

They are looking for feedback from not only physicians and healthcare professionals, but also individuals affected by Lyme disease, such as patients, care givers, patient organization members, advocates, and researchers. The drafts and comment form will be available for 45 days.

To view the draft guidelines, supplementary materials, and submit comments, please see below.

2019 Draft Guidelines for the Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme Disease

2019 Draft Supplement Materials for the Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme Disease

Submit comments:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7HG3XCQ

Deadline for Public Comments

August 10, 2019, 5PM ET

On page one, it is stated that these “guidelines” are not intended to replace doctor judgement and that adherence to the “guidelines” are voluntary.  They also give a caveat that there is no assurance of accuracy & reliability within these “guidelines,” and that the authors are not liable for loss, damage, or claim.

Please read and send comments by August 10, 2019. This needs to be sent around the world.

Please, get this into hands that are affected by it.