Introduced Version





SENATE RESOLUTION No. ___




DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION



    A RESOLUTION encouraging medical schools to require medical students interested in pediatrics and family medicine to complete a rotation in a clinic with a history of diagnosing and treating people with autism spectrum disorder.



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Introduced

Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)


SENATE RESOLUTION



MADAM PRESIDENT:

    I offer the following resolution and move its adoption:

        A RESOLUTION encouraging medical schools to require medical students interested in pediatrics and family medicine to complete a rotation in a clinic with a history of diagnosing and treating people with autism spectrum disorder.

    Whereas, As future physicians, medical students must be fully aware of the relationship between a patient's medical problems and autism spectrum disorder;

    Whereas, An understanding of the relationship between medical problems and autism and other pervasive developmental disorders is particularly important for medical students in the areas of pediatric and family medicine; and

    Whereas, Medical students who complete a rotation in a clinic with a history of diagnosing and treating autism and other pervasive developmental disorders can broaden their clinical approach and learn to make the best possible decisions under all conditions: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:


    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly and the Indiana Commission on Autism encourage medical students, specifically those


with an interest in pediatrics and family medicine, to complete additional studies and a rotation with an emphasis on autism and other pervasive developmental disorders.