AR State Updates - 2015 Jan 02 No.02

On March 10, 2015, Gov. Hutchison signed SB 4 into law, creating Act 374. The law provides a person with a terminal illness the right to try investigational drugs or medicine from a medical authorization level. The law does not change any underlying and already present insurance coverage exclusion for investigational or experimental drugs. The law provides that an insurance company may, but is not required to, provide coverage for an investigational drug, biological product or device and shall not deny coverage for an item or service that is otherwise covered by an insurance contract between the eligible person and an insurance company. The law is effective July 22, 2015.

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