Springfield, IL … State Representative Michael McAuliffe
(R-Chicago) is looking to keep the important work of the Illinois
Hepatitis C Task Force rolling by extending the groups charter as set by
the Illinois General Assembly as established in May of 2013.
"Many times, task forces here in Springfield just
don't take off or gain any traction," said McAuliffe. "In this case, the
interest and productivity of this group has exceeded all expectations.
We met consistently and produced a number of solid legislative
recommendations which is why I feel it's important to keep it going."
group, which first met in February of 2014, has met consistently on a
bi-monthly basis and has produced a multitude legislative initiatives
aimed at curbing the growing issue of Hepatitis
C in our veteran and senior communities. The group has also hosted
Hepatitis C Day at the State Capitol which provides informational
displays and brings leading medical experts and free screenings to our
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