Multiple Sclerosis

What is Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease affecting the central nervous system. A variety of symptoms are possible, often beginning with periods of flare ups and remissions (Multiple Sclerosis Association of America). According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, approximately 4,000 Nevadans live with MS.

    Senate Bill 286

    During the 82nd Legislature, Governor Joe Lombardo approved Senate Bill (SB) 286 on May 30, 2023, which requires the Department of Health and Human Services to include information about multiple sclerosis (MS) and MS resources to Nevadans on a website, in addition to existing information and resources on nutrition, physical fitness, health, wellness and the prevention of chronic diseases, including, without limitation, obesity and diabetes.

      SB 286 also added a new requirement to annually proclaim the third week in March to be “Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week,” which calls upon news media, educators, health care providers and appropriate governmental officers to bring to the attention of the residents of this State factual information and educational programs and materials regarding the signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of multiple sclerosis.

        Proclamation for Multiple Sclerosis

        Implementing SB 286 Presentation 

        Presentation to the Advisory Council on the State Program for Wellness and the Prevention of Chronic Disease