Cancer-Related Legal Issues: Where You Live Matters

Where you live matters.

Depending on which state you live in, your state laws may provide additional protections and benefits for individuals diagnosed with cancer and caregivers.

Triage Cancer offers a Chart of State Laws to access location-specific information on topics like:

  • Employment
  • Taking Time Off Work
  • Disability Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Medicaid Programs
  • COVID-19
  • Accessing Medical Records
  • Insurance Coverage of Clinical Trials
  • Estate Planning
  • Immigration
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Other cancer-related state laws


It is also important to realize that you may have access to protections and benefits at your county or city level. Triage Cancer has some county and city information on our Chart of State Laws.

Please note that the law changes frequently! Be sure to check back for the most up-to date information.

For more resources based on location, be sure to see Triage Cancer’s Resources by Location page.

You can also find information by topic on our Resources by Topic page.

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