For individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers, understanding the laws in your state is important because sometimes state laws provide more protection than federal laws. Federal laws are created by the federal government in Washington, D.C., and apply to all people across all states and territories. State laws, outlined here, are created by your state government and only apply in your specific state.
Browse state laws impacting the cancer community, including topics like health insurance, work and cancer, disability insurance, accessing medical records, estate planning and medical decision-making, and more.
While all of our free resources are tailored for the cancer community, many are also applicable to anyone with a serious medical condition, or the general public.