AARC Seeks Support of Texas COPD and Asthma Bills

 Updated: April 22, 2015

Texas CapitolThe State Capitol Building in Austin, Texas

AARC has asked Texas respiratory therapists to get behind an initiative in the state that would establish a COPD and asthma strategic plan.

The Texas COPD and asthma bills, in both the Texas Senate and House, are asking for the establishment of such a plan within the Texas Department of State Health Services. AARC said the bills “will be a tremendous step forward towards achieving the goal of recognizing, diagnosing, treating, and, most importantly, mitigating chronic respiratory disease.”

AARC has sent an email to all Texas members on the issue and is asking them to write to their legislators and tell them of the devastating impact they see from COPD and asthma on patients and their families’ lives. The legislation that will establish a state plan to address COPD and asthma will be the first step in developing strategies to lessen the personal and financial impact of these diseases.