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Concerning patients' access to investigational medical products (Pedersen, Rivers, Cleveland)

Authorizes an eligible patient and his or her treating physician to request that a manufacturer make an
investigational product available for treatment of the patient.

1st SUBSTITUTE COMPARED TO ORIGINAL:
-Requires a patient to attempt to participate in a clinical trial for the investigational product before seeking the product under the bill.
For Health care facilities and hospitals:
Ÿ-may establish policies on treating, administering, or providing investigational products to patients and they are not required to pay for the investigational product or
for any harm caused a result of the product's use;
-are immune from liability if a patient is administered an investigational product on its premises and they are otherwise in compliance with the bill; and
-are not liable if they prohibit investigational products at its facility or for providing care with an investigational product.

Hearing Date: Sunday, January 15, 2017 -- 1:30 pm

WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=5035&Year=2017    (opens a new browser tab)