Insurance Coverage: Louisiana
For more information about insurance coverage of clinical trial costs, see this feature's main page: States That Require Health Plans to Cover Patient Care Costs in Clinical Trials.
Legislation: Senate Bill 761
Effective: July 1999
What clinical trials are covered?
Phase II, III, and IV clinical trials for the treatment, supportive care, early detection, and prevention of cancer. The trial must be approved by one of the following:
Also, the clinical trial protocol must have been reviewed and approved by a qualified Institutional Review Board (IRB) operating within the state that has a multiple project assurance contract approved by the Office of Protection from Research Risks, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Who is required to pay?
Health maintenance organizations, preferred provider organizations, the State Employee Benefits Group Program, other specified insurers.
Other key provisions: