Dear family, friends, transplant patients, bloggers, my blog readers, and other concerned citizens,
I have good news. Yesterday, HB 2655 (Tennessee Medication Therapy Monitoring and Management Act of 2010) passed out of the subcommittee with all members present voting in favor of it !! Let me say a big thank you to everyone that made phone calls and sent e-mails. We couldn't have done it without your help. All that being said, we still have a ways to go before the bill can become law and we still need your help. The members of the subcommittee that heard and voted on the bill yesterday only make up about half of the full committee which means the other half have not heard much, if anything, about the bill. Therefore, contacts, and lots of them, are going to be very important again.
This coming Tuesday, April 6th, the bill will be heard in the full House Health and Human Resources Committee at 10:30 a.m. in Room 16 of Legislative Plaza. If you can help with more e-mails, phone calls, and or attend the hearing, please do. Once again, please be polite and simply ask the members to support HB 2655, Tennessee Medication Therapy and Monitoring Management Act. The contact info for the full committee is available at this link http://www.capitol.tn.gov/house/committees/health.html. Also, if you can attend, please let me know so that I can pass the info along to the bill's sponsor.
Once again, thanks for everyone's help. We would appreciate your prayers in this matter, too. I believe this bill will provide a vital safety net to Tennessee's transplant recipients and many others currently taking prescription medications that require close monitoring by their physicians. I hope everyone will continue to help us as we head into Round 2.
Johnny a.k.a. The Second Chance Sheepdog