Summary of State Lymphedema Bills July - Sept, 2007

By Robert (Bob) Weiss , MS , LE Legislative Advocate

The lymphedema spotlight is on New York this spring, where there are eleven bills currently being considered by the State Legislature. Assemblyman Alan Maisel has picked up the torch lit by Assemblywoman Adele Cohen in 2003 and is carrying forward her comprehensive lymphedema treatment bill as well as a quartet of lymphatic research, registry and outreach bills originated by the Lymphatic Research Foundation.

NY A07077 Maisel/S01544 Fuschillo