Bill Status of HB2508 99th General Assembly
Short Description: RIGHT TO TRY ACT
Rep. David Harris - Gregory Harris and Kenneth Dunkin
| 1/10/2017||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Right to Try Act. Provides that an eligible patient with a terminal illness who has considered all other treatment options approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration may acquire from a manufacturer an investigational drug, biological product, or device that has successfully completed Phase I of a clinical trial, but has not been approved for general use by the United States Food and Drug Administration. Provides that a manufacturer may, but is not required to, provide an investigational drug, biological product, or device to an eligible patient, either with or without receiving compensation. Provides that an accident and health insurer may, but is not required to, provide coverage for an eligible patient seeking such a drug, product, or device. Contains a penalty provision. Defines required terms. Contains legislative findings. Amends the Medical Practice Act of 1987. Provides that the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation may not revoke, suspend, place on probation, reprimand, refuse to issue or renew, or take any other disciplinary or non-disciplinary action against the license or permit of a physician to practice medicine based solely on the physician's recommendation to an eligible patient regarding, or prescription for, or treatment with an investigational drug, biological product, or device.