Florida Senate - 2012                            (NP)    SR 1344
       By Senator Fasano
       11-01606-12                                           20121344__
    1                          Senate Resolution                        
    2         A resolution commending the osteopathic physicians of
    3         this state and recognizing January 18, 2012, as
    4         “Osteopathic Medicine Day” in Florida.
    6         WHEREAS, there are currently more than 70,000 osteopathic
    7  physicians in the United States who provide health care services
    8  that account for more than 76 million patient visits each year,
    9  and
   10         WHEREAS, this state has three accredited osteopathic
   11  hospitals, two osteopathic medical colleges, and the third
   12  largest osteopathic physician population in the nation, 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 the members of the Senate commend the osteopathic
   25  physicians of this state and recognize January 18, 2012, as
   26  “Osteopathic Medicine Day” in Florida.