NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Alzheimer's Advisory Council bill is headed to the governor's desk after being passed through the House and Senate.
House Bill 37 and Senate Bill 28 will create a statewide Alzheimer’s Advisory Council, which will study the impacts of the disease on the state and its residents. It will also develop, in part, suggestions to help the thousands of Tennesseans who pay for Alzheimer's care for a loved one out of pocket.
About 120,000 Tennesseans live with Alzheimer's and thousands more care for a loved afflicted with the disease.
The bill was passed unanimously and awaits Governor Bill Lee's signature.
We’re thrilled to say lawmakers just unanimously voted in favor of creating a statewide Alzheimer’s Advisory Council, which will help guide our statewide response to the growing Alzheimer’s epidemic. Thank you to Rep. Sam Whitson for his leadership which made this possible! pic.twitter.com/FMUXZsACwi— Alzheimer’s Association TN (@AlzMidSouth) April 30, 2019