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State laws may provide additional rights and benefits to individuals coping with cancer. Various laws related to employment, disability insurance, health insurance, and other cancer-related state laws are included below. We also have a chart of state laws on creating a will that can be found here. Please note that this information changes frequently, so check back for up-to-date information.

Employment Related State Laws

This chart includes the state laws that provide benefits and protections in the areas of employment & disability insurance.

Has Fair Employment Law (Covering Employers With Less Than 15 Employees): Has State Disability Insurance: Has Paid Sick Leave: Has Paid Family Leave: Has Employer Credit Check Law: Has Social Media Privacy law SSDI Appeals: Skip Reconsideration Level of Appeal
ALABAMA 1 x
ALASKA x
ARIZONA https://www.azleg.gov/arsDetail/?title=23
ARKANSAS 9 (but 15 for RA’s) http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/arcode/Default.asp
CALIFORNIA 5 http://www.edd.ca.gov/Disability/ http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/paid_sick_leave.htm http://www.edd.ca.gov/Disability/Paid_Family_Leave.htm http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_0001-0050/ab_22_bill_20111009_chaptered.pdf http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201120120AB1844 x Los Angeles North and Los Angeles West Branches only
COLORADO 2 https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/eoa http://www.apple.com/ x
CONNECTICUT 3 https://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/wgwkstnd/SickLeaveLaw.htm https://www.cga.ct.gov/2011/ACT/PA/2011PA-00223-R00SB-00361-PA.htm https://www.cga.ct.gov/2015/ACT/PA/2015PA-00006-R00SB-00426-PA.htm
DELAWARE http://delcode.delaware.gov/title19/c007/sc01/index.shtml
*DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA https://does.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/does/page_content/attachments/ASSLA%20Poster%20-%20English%20Spanish%20Combo%20-%20FINAL.pdf https://code.dccouncil.us/dc/council/laws/21-264.html
FLORIDA
GEORGIA
HAWAII 1 http://labor.hawaii.gov/dcd/files/2013/01/TDI-highlights.pdf http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2009/bills/HB31_CD1_.pdf
IDAHO
ILLINOIS 1 https://legiscan.com/IL/text/HB4658/id/21025 http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/documents/082000550K10.htm
INDIANA 5
IOWA 4
KANSAS 4
KENTUCKY 8
LOUISIANA http://legis.la.gov/Legis/Law.aspx?p=y&d=919875 x
MAINE 1 http://legislature.maine.gov/legis/statutes/26/title26sec616.html
MARYLAND https://www.dllr.state.md.us/paidleave/paidleaveposter.shtml http://mlis.state.md.us/2011rs/chapters_noln/Ch_29_hb0087T.pdf http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmStatutesText.aspx?article=gle§ion=3-712&ext=html&session=2015RS&tab=subject5
MASSACHUSETTS 6 https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXXI/Chapter149/Section148C https://www.mass.gov/info-details/paid-family-medical-leave-for-employees-faq
MICHIGAN 1 http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2017-2018/publicact/htm/2018-PA-0369.htm http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(z0c0smyaquiypszmm2tzgqae))/mileg.aspx?page=GetObject&objectname=mcl-Act-478-of-2012 x
MINNESOTA 1
MISSISSIPPI
MISSOURI 6 x
MONTANA 1 http://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca/39/2/39-2-307.htm
NEBRASKA http://nebraskalegislature.gov/laws/statutes.php?statute=48-3501
NEVADA http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/77th2013/Bills/SB/SB127.pdf http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Division/Legal/LawLibrary/NRS/NRS-613.html#NRS613Sec135
NEW HAMPSHIRE 6 http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/XXIII/275/275-74.htm x
NEW JERSEY 1 http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/forms_pdfs/tdi/Law.pdf https://nj.gov/labor/wagehour/lawregs/nj_state_wage_and_hour_laws_and_regulations.html#11D1 http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/forms_pdfs/tdi/WPR-119%20(1-16).pdf ftp://www.njleg.state.nj.us/20122013/PL13/155_.HTM
NEW MEXICO 4 https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/13%20Regular/final/SB0422.pdf
NEW YORK 4 http://www.wcb.ny.gov/content/main/forms/db271s.pdf NYC https://www.ny.gov/new-york-state-paid-family-leave/paid-family-leave-how-it-works x
NORTH CAROLINA
NORTH DAKOTA 1
OHIO 4
OKLAHOMA http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/DeliverDocument.asp?CiteID=473604
OREGON 6 https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/ors/ors653.html https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2010S1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/SB1045/A-Engrossed https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/ors/ors659A.html
PENNSYLVANIA 4 Philadelphia, Pittsburgh x
*PUERTO RICO https://secure.ssa.gov/poms.NSF/lnx/0452135215
RHODE ISLAND 4 http://www.dlt.ri.gov/pdf/UITDIRules0614.pdf https://law.justia.com/codes/rhode-island/2017/title-28/chapter-28-57/section-28-57-5/ http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE28/28-41/28-41-35.HTM http://www.apple.com/
SOUTH CAROLINA
SOUTH DAKOTA 1
TENNESSEE 8 http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/108/Bill/SB1808.pdf
TEXAS
UTAH https://le.utah.gov/xcode/Title34/Chapter48/34-48-S201.html?v=C34-48-S201_1800010118000101
VERMONT 1 http://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2016/Docs/ACTS/ACT069/ACT069%20As%20Enacted.pdf http://www.leg.state.vt.us/docs/2012/bills/Passed/S-095.pdf http://www.leg.state.vt.us/docs/2014/Acts/ACT047.pdf
VIRGINIA 1 http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/40.1-28.7:5
WASHINGTON 8 o%09https:/www.lni.wa.gov/WorkplaceRights/LeaveBenefits/VacaySick/EmployerInfo.asp http://lni.wa.gov/WorkplaceRights/LeaveBenefits/FamilyCare/LawsPolicies/FamilyLeave/default.asp http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=49.44.200
WEST VIRGINIA 12 http://www.legis.state.wv.us/WVcode/ChapterEntire.cfm?chap=21&art=5H
WISCONSIN 1 http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/995/55
WYOMING 2
GUAM http://www.guamcourts.org/CompilerofLaws/GCA/22gca/22gc003.PDF

Health Insurance State Laws

This chart includes the state laws that provide benefits and protections in the area of health insurance.


Other Cancer-Related State Laws

This chart includes the state laws that provide benefits and protections in other areas of cancer-related legal issues.