HB14-1281

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HB14-1281 - Terminal Patients Investigational Drugs

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning The Allowance For Terminally Ill Patients To Participate In Clinical Trials Using Investigational Products.

The bill allows, but does not require, eligible patients to participate in clinical trials and use investigational drugs, biological products, and devices. The bill defines an eligible patient as a person who has:

  • A terminal illness;
  • Considered all other treatment options currently approved by the United States food and drug administration;
  • Received a prescription or recommendation from his or her physician;
  • Given written, informed consent for the use of the investigational drug, biological product, or device; and
  • Documentation from his or her physician that he or she meets the definition of "eligible patient".

The bill clarifies that a health insurance carrier is not required to pay for the investigational drug, biological product, or device.

The bill prohibits any action against a physician's license for his or her recommendations regarding the use of investigational drugs, biological products, or devices.

Latest update: May 17, 2014
05/17/2014 Governor Signed
05/13/2014 Sent to the Governor
05/12/2014 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/12/2014 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/06/2014 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/05/2014 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/02/2014 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/30/2014 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/23/2014 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
04/01/2014 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/31/2014 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
03/28/2014 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/25/2014 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
02/17/2014 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment