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Category: Public Policy

For patients with Tourette Syndrome (TS) and Tic Disorders, it can be difficult to find specialists and many drive hours or travel lengthy distances for physician visits. This is especially true in rural areas.  The ability to conduct medical appointments/evaluations through a computer or electronic platform via telehealth could reduce leave from work and travel costs.
The President recently signed into law the Defense, Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 which included the continued funding of $2 million for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Tourette Syndrome Public Health Education and Research Program. This program is critical for the Tourette Syndrome (TS) and Tic Disorder community.