Florida Senate - 2010                            (NP)    SR 1670
       By Senator Peaden
       2-01935-10                                            20101670__
    1                          Senate Resolution                        
    2         A resolution commending the osteopathic physicians of
    3         this state and recognizing April 14, 2010, as
    4         “Osteopathic Medicine Day” in Florida.
    6         WHEREAS, osteopathic physicians provide health care
    7  services that account for more than 59 million patient visits in
    8  this country each year, and
    9         WHEREAS, this state has three accredited osteopathic
   10  hospitals, two osteopathic medical colleges, and the third
   11  largest osteopathic physician population in the United States,
   12  and
   13         WHEREAS, osteopathic manipulation of the musculoskeletal
   14  system is a viable and proven technique for many diagnoses and
   15  treatments and provides an alternative to many drug therapies,
   16  and
   17         WHEREAS, osteopathic physicians provide comprehensive
   18  medical care, including preventive medicine, diagnoses, and the
   19  appropriate use of drugs, surgery, manipulation, and hospital
   20  referrals, NOW, THEREFORE,
   22  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:
   24         That osteopathic physicians of this state are commended for
   25  their contributions to the health and welfare of all Floridians
   26  and April 14, 2010, is recognized as “Osteopathic Medicine Day”
   27  in Florida.

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