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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, accessing medical records, other cancer-related state laws, and immigration 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.

Has a State Run Health Insurance Marketplace: Marketplace Open Enrollment 2020 (Federal Nov 1 to Dec 15, 2019) Has Expanded State Medicaid Program: State COBRA Law (covering employers with less than 20 employees): Oral Chemotherapy Parity Law* Clinical Trials Coverage Law Laws on Balance Billing (partial and comprehensive) Fertility Coverage Fertility Preservation Coverage State High Risk Pool Prohibit the sale of Medigap policies to people under 65 with a disability Require at least 1 Medigap policy for people under 65 with disability Home Help Programs Who Runs External Appeals Process
ALABAMA https://www.alabamapolicy.org/research/health-insurance-risk-pools/ x http://adss.alabama.gov/assets/e-d-waiver-brochure.pdf https://externalappeal.cms.gov/ferpportal/#/home
ALASKA http://dhss.alaska.gov/HealthyAlaska/Pages/enrollment.aspx http://www.akleg.gov/basis/Bill/Detail/29?Root=SB%20142 http://www.akleg.gov/PDF/29/Bills/SB0113A.PDF http://www.achia.com/ x http://dhss.alaska.gov/dsds/Pages/pca/default.aspx https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/ins/Consumers/Health/ExternalHealthcareReview.aspx
ARIZONA https://www.azahcccs.gov/AHCCCS/AboutUs/ https://azminicobra.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjw04vpBRB3EiwA0Iiean2oAMgxUEYkP7XAaGBwySL0Z-ZNi95_DoQ6IHYyOqDcAQQNQBHLHxoCsJ0QAvD_BwE https://www.azleg.gov/legtext/51leg/2r/laws/0255.pdf https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/GetDocumentPdf/59648 https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/GetDocumentPdf/453367 https://www.allianceforfertilitypreservation.org/state-legislation/arizona x https://www.azahcccs.gov/Members/Downloads/ALTCS/SDACbrochure.pdf https://insurance.az.gov/consumers/help-problem/filing-health-care-appeal
ARKANSAS https://www.healthinsurance.org/arkansas-medicaid/ https://insurance.arkansas.gov/uploads/resource/documents/5-2009.pdf http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2017/2017R/Bills/HB1592.pdf http://www.resolve.org/family-building-options/insurance_coverage/state-coverage.html#Arkansas http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/healthcare/timeline/pages/HealthReformProvisions.aspx?name=High%20risk%20pools x https://humanservices.arkansas.gov/images/uploads/daas/PUB-416_Independent_Choices_Brochure_rev._6-18.pdf https://insurance.arkansas.gov/uploads/pages/er_faq2.pdf
CALIFORNIA https://www.coveredca.com Oct 15, 2019 to Jan 15, 2020 https://www.dhcs.ca.gov/Pages/Medi-CalExpansionInformation.aspx https://www.dmhc.ca.gov/HealthCareinCalifornia/TypesofPlans/KeepYourHealthCoverage(COBRA).aspx https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB219 http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/01-02/bill/sen/sb_0001-0050/sb_37_bill_20010810_chaptered.html https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB72 http://www.resolve.org/family-building-options/insurance_coverage/state-coverage.html#California http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200SB600 http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/Pages/MajorRiskMedicalInsuranceProgram.aspx x https://www.cdss.ca.gov/In-Home-Supportive-Services http://www.insurance.ca.gov/01-consumers/150-other-prog/001-ahb/appeal-process.cfm
COLORADO http://connectforhealthco.com Nov 1, 2019 to Jan 15, 2020 https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/sites/default/files/Medicaid%20Expansion%20Overview.pdf https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dhr/cobra https://legiscan.com/CO/text/HB1202/2010 http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2009a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont/23DE7C72ECC7D6FF87257537001A369F?Open&file=1059_enr.pdf http://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2017A/bills/2017A_206_01.pdf https://www.coloradohealthinstitute.org/research/colorados-high-risk-pool x https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwguXutc4vbpMlZYWkxjWll2TGM/view
CONNECTICUT https://www.accesshealthct.com/AHCT/LandingPageCTHIX Nov 1, 2019 to Dec 15, 2020 https://www.medicaid.gov/state-overviews/stateprofile.html?state=Connecticut https://portal.ct.gov/CID/General-Consumer-Information/COBRA--Update https://law.justia.com/codes/connecticut/2012/title-38a/chapter-700c/section-38a-504 https://www.cga.ct.gov/2001/act/Pa/2001PA-00171-R00SB-00325-PA.htm https://www.cga.ct.gov/2015/act/pa/pdf/2015PA-00146-R00SB-00811-PA.pdf http://www.resolve.org/family-building-options/insurance_coverage/state-coverage.html#Connecticut http://www.allianceforfertilitypreservation.org/state-legislation/connecticut https://www.cga.ct.gov/2004/rpt/2004-R-0692.htm x https://ctcommunitycare.org/pca-medicaid-waiver-program https://portal.ct.gov/CID/Consumer-Affairs/How-To-Guides/How-and-When-to-File-an-External-Review
DELAWARE https://www.medicaid.gov/state-overviews/stateprofile.html?state=Delaware https://insurance.delaware.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2017/01/DomesticForeignInsurersBulletinNo51AMENDED.pdf https://delcode.delaware.gov/title18/c033/sc01/index.shtml https://legis.delaware.gov/BillDetail/11875 http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title18/1400/1403.pdf https://delcode.delaware.gov/title18/c035/sc03/index.shtml http://delcode.delaware.gov/title18/c033/sc01/index.shtml x https://insurance.delaware.gov/divisions/consumerhp/ihcap/
*DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA https://dchealthlink.com Nov 1, 2019 to Jan 31, 2020 https://www.medicaid.gov/state-overviews/stateprofile.html?state=district-of-columbia https://code.dccouncil.us/dc/council/code/sections/32-732.html x http://www.dccouncil.washington.dc.us/images/00001/20080314142746.pdf https://dcoa.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/dcoa/service_content/attachments/EPD%20Waiver%20Packet_102518.pdf https://dhcf.dc.gov/publication/grievancesappeals-0
FLORIDA http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0600-0699/0627/Sections/0627.6692.html http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2013/301/BillText/c1/PDF http://www.bcbsfl.com/DocumentLibrary/Providers/Content/ClinicalTrial.pdf https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2016/221/BillText/er/PDF http://www.statecoverage.org/coverage/florida.html x https://dcoa.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/dcoa/service_content/attachments/EPD%20Waiver%20Packet_102518.pdf https://externalappeal.cms.gov/ferpportal/#/home
GEORGIA https://employmentlaw.help/georgia/cobra/ http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20132014/144444.pdf http://www.legis.ga.gov/legis/2003_04/gacode/33-24-59.1.html x https://dch.georgia.gov/sites/dch.georgia.gov/files/related_files/document/17CCSP.pdf https://externalappeal.cms.gov/ferpportal/#/home
HAWAII https://www.medicaid.gov/state-overviews/stateprofile.html?state=hawaii https://eutf.hawaii.gov/cobra/overview/ https://law.justia.com/codes/hawaii/2013/title-24/chapter-432/ http://www.resolve.org/family-building-options/insurance_coverage/state-coverage.html#Hawaii http://www.allianceforfertilitypreservation.org/state-legislation/hawaii x http://humanservices.hawaii.gov/ssd/home/adult-services/adult-services/ https://cca.hawaii.gov/ins/external-review-of-health-plan-disputes/
IDAHO https://www.yourhealthidaho.org Nov 1, 2019 to Dec 16, 2019 https://medicaidexpansion.idaho.gov https://doi.idaho.gov/displaypdf?cat=Consumer&id=High%20Risk%20Pool%20Plan x https://doi.idaho.gov/Consumer/FAQ/ExternalReviewFAQ
ILLINOIS https://www.medicaid.gov/state-overviews/stateprofile.html?state=illinois http://insurance.illinois.gov/healthInsurance/continuationRights.pdf http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs5.asp?ActID=1249&ChapterID=22 http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=093-1000 http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/fulltext.asp?Name=096-1523 http://www.resolve.org/family-building-options/insurance_coverage/state-coverage.html#Illinois http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/100/PDF/100-1102.pdf http://www.chip.state.il.us/index.html x http://insurance.illinois.gov/ExternalReview/ExternalReviewMain.html
INDIANA https://www.medicaid.gov/state-overviews/stateprofile.html?state=indiana x http://www.in.gov/legislative/bills/2009/HE/HE1382.1.html http://www.in.gov/legislative/bills/2013/PDF/FISCAL/SB0005.001.pdf https://www.in.gov/idoi/2570.htm x https://www.in.gov/fssa/da/3476.htm https://www.in.gov/idoi/3008.htm
IOWA https://www.medicaid.gov/state-overviews/stateprofile.html?state=iowa https://das.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/hr/benefits/documents/COBRA.Continuation.Rights.Ltr.pdf https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=83&ba=SF%20478 https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=83&ba=HF2075 x https://www.hipiowa.com/ x https://iid.iowa.gov/external-review
KANSAS x 18 months https://www.ksrevisor.org/statutes/chapters/ch40/040_002_0184.html https://www.ksinsurance.org/documents/department/regulations-adopted/article-4/40-4-43.pdf https://www.ksinsurance.org x https://www.ksinsurance.org/documents/department/publications/independent-medical-review.pdf
KENTUCKY x (uses HealthCare.gov for enrollment) Same as federal open enrollment period https://www.healthinsurance.org/kentucky-medicaid/ x 18 months x x http://www.allianceforfertilitypreservation.org/state-legislation/kentucky x https://dhs.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/Comm529.pdf?092320191346 http://insurance.ky.gov/ppc/Documents/abdappeal071217.pdf
LOUISIANA https://www.medicaid.gov/state-overviews/stateprofile.html?state=louisiana https://www.bbgulfstates.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/10419-Louisiana-COBRA-Chart-091316.pdf https://law.justia.com/codes/louisiana/2017/code-revisedstatutes/title-22/ https://law.justia.com/codes/louisiana/2006/6/82801.html http://www.resolve.org/family-building-options/insurance_coverage/state-coverage.html#Louisiana http://www.lahealthplan.org x http://ldh.la.gov/assets/docs/OAAS/publications/CCW_Fact_Sheet.pdf https://www.ldi.la.gov/docs/default-source/documents/publicaffairs/consumerpublications/understanding-your-healthcare-rights.pdf?sfvrsn=45277652_22
MAINE https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/expansion.shtml https://www.maine.gov/pfr/insurance/faq/cobra_faqs.html http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_126th/chapters/PUBLIC449.asp http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/24-A/title24-Ach56-A.pdf x https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oads/home-support/elderly-physically-disabled/index.html https://www.maine.gov/pfr/insurance/consumer/individuals_families/health/complaints_appeals_externalreviews/external_reviews.html
MARYLAND https://www.marylandhealthconnection.gov Same as federal open enrollment period https://www.medicaid.gov/state-overviews/stateprofile.html?state=maryland https://insurance.maryland.gov/Insurer/Documents/bulletins/bulletinlh08-13continuationcoverage.pdf x http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?ys=1998rs%2fbillfile%2fhb0045.htm http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmStatutesText.aspx?article=ghg§ion=19-710&ext=html&session=2015RS&tab=subject5 http://www.resolve.org/family-building-options/insurance_coverage/state-coverage.html#Maryland https://govt.westlaw.com/mdc/Document/NA2EF98008F6511E8B8BB8A4FADCC9053?viewType=FullText&originationContext=documenttoc&transitionType=CategoryPageItem&contextData=(sc.Default)&bhcp=1 https://www.healthinsurance.org/maryland/ x https://mmcp.health.maryland.gov/longtermcare/SiteAssets/SitePages/Community%20First%20Choice/HCBOW%20Fact%20Sheet%2011.17.15.pdf https://insurance.maryland.gov/Consumer/Pages/AppealsAndGrievances.aspx
MASSACHUSETTS https://www.mahealthconnector.org Nov 1, 2019 to Jan 23, 2020 https://www.medicaid.gov/state-overviews/stateprofile.html?state=massachusetts https://www.mass.gov/service-details/minicobra-continuation-of-coverage-benefits-guide https://malegislature.gov/Bills/187/S2363 https://malegislature.gov/Laws/SessionLaws/Acts/2002/Chapter257 x http://www.resolve.org/family-building-options/insurance_coverage/state-coverage.html#Massachusetts https://malegislature.gov/Bills/191/SD1321 x https://www.mass.gov/guides/adult-foster-care-afc-manual https://www.mass.gov/request-an-external-review-of-a-health-insurance-decision
MICHIGAN https://www.michigan.gov/documents/snyder/Medicaid_expansion_-_factsheet_final_2-6-13_410658_7.pdf x Agreement x https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71547_2943_4857_5045-16263--,00.html https://difs.state.mi.us/Complaints/ExternalReview.aspx
MINNESOTA https://www.mnsure.org Nov 1, 2019 to Dec 23, 2019 https://www.medicaid.gov/state-overviews/stateprofile.html?state=minnesota https://mn.gov/mmb/segip/notices/cobra-policy.jsp https://legiscan.com/MN/text/HF2009/id/1196312 https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/256b.0625 https://mchamn.com x https://mn.gov/dhs/people-we-serve/people-with-disabilities/services/home-community/programs-and-services/pca.jsp http://mn.gov/commerce-stat/pdfs/external-review-appeal.pdf
MISSISSIPPI http://www.dfa.ms.gov/dfa-offices/human-resources/explanation-of-benefits/cobra/ http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2015/html/HB/0900-0999/HB0952SG.htm http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2013/html/HB/0300-0399/HB0374SG.htm http://www.allianceforfertilitypreservation.org/state-legislation/mississippi x https://medicaid.ms.gov/programs/elderly-and-disabled-waiver/ https://www.mid.ms.gov/healthcare/external-review.aspx
MISSOURI https://insurance.mo.gov/consumers/smallbusiness/health.php https://legiscan.com/MO/text/SB668/id/983931 http://www.senate.mo.gov/06info/pdf-bill/tat/SB567.pdf https://malegislature.gov/Bills/191/SD1321 http://www.mhip.org x https://health.mo.gov/seniors/nursinghomes/careoptions.php https://insurance.mo.gov/consumers/health/externalreviewprocess.php
MONTANA https://www.healthinsurance.org/montana-medicaid/ https://legiscan.com/MT/text/SB55/2013 https://www.businessinsurance.com/article/00010101/NEWS08/912314250/Montana-tackles-air-ambulance-expenses http://www.resolve.org/family-building-options/insurance_coverage/state-coverage.html#Montana https://www.mthealth.org x https://dphhs.mt.gov/sltc/csb#147868309-montana-big-sky-waiver-program https://csimt.gov/your-insurance/health/
NEBRASKA http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Medicaid-Expansion.aspx http://das.nebraska.gov/Benefits/Cobra_Retiree.html x x Agreement x http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Medicaid-Home-and-Community-Based-Services.aspx https://doi.nebraska.gov/sites/doi.nebraska.gov/files/doc/out13261.pdf
NEVADA https://www.medicaid.gov/state-overviews/stateprofile.html?state=nevada https://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-689B.html#NRS689BSec0303 https://legiscan.com/NV/text/SB266/2013 https://www.leg.state.nv.us/73rd/bills/SB/SB29.pdf x http://adsd.nv.gov/Programs/Seniors/PersAsstSvcs/PAS_Prog/ http://dhhs.nv.gov/Programs/CHA/ExtRev/External_Review/
NEW HAMPSHIRE https://www.medicaid.gov/state-overviews/stateprofile.html?state=new-hampshire https://www.nh.gov/insurance/consumers/documents/nh-state-cont.pdf https://legiscan.com/NH/text/HB508/2015 http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2000/sb0409.html https://legiscan.com/NH/text/HB1516/id/1287644 https://www.nhhp.org/nhhp/ x https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/beas/documents/cfi.pdf https://www.nh.gov/insurance/consumers/appeals.htm
NEW JERSEY https://www.medicaid.gov/state-overviews/stateprofile.html?state=new-jersey https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/pensions/documents/factsheets/fact30.pdf ftp://www.njleg.state.nj.us/20102011/AL11/188_.PDF https://academic.oup.com/jnci/article/92/4/300/2624693 http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S2500/2434_I1.HTM http://www.resolve.org/family-building-options/insurance_coverage/state-coverage.html#NewJersey http://www.allianceforfertilitypreservation.org/state-legislation/new-jersey x https://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dmahs/home/mltss.html https://www.state.nj.us/dobi/division_consumers/insurance/appealcomplaintguide.pdf
NEW MEXICO https://www.medicaid.gov/state-overviews/stateprofile.html?state=new-mexico https://law.justia.com/codes/new-mexico/2011/chapter59A/article18/section59A-18-16/ https://law.justia.com/codes/new-mexico/2006/nmrc/jd_ch59aart22-14353.html https://www.nmlegis.gov/sessions/01%20Regular/bills/senate/SB0240.html http://164.64.110.239/nmac/parts/title08/08.302.0002.htm https://nmmip.org/ x https://www.osi.state.nm.us/index.php/consumer-guide-to-external-review/
NEW YORK https://nystateofhealth.ny.gov Nov 1, 2019 to Jan 31, 2020 https://www.medicaid.gov/state-overviews/stateprofile.html?state=new-york https://www.dfs.ny.gov/consumers/health_insurance/cobra_and_premium_assistance https://law.justia.com/codes/new-york/2010/isc/article-32/3221/ http://law.justia.com/codes/new-york/2014/fis/article-6/605 http://www.resolve.org/family-building-options/insurance_coverage/state-coverage.html#NewYork http://www.allianceforfertilitypreservation.org/state-legislation/new-york x https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/program/longterm/cdpap.htm https://www.dfs.ny.gov/complaints/file_external_appeal
NORTH CAROLINA https://www.ncdoi.com/_Publications/What%20Happens%20to%20my%20Coverage%20if%20my%20Job%20Status%20Changes%20State%20Continuation_CBU1_CHE1_SmPU.pdf https://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2001/Bills/Senate/HTML/S199v5.html http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2017/Bills/Senate/PDF/S629v1.pdf http://www.individualhealthinsurancenc.com/inclusive-health-north-carolina-health-insurance-risk-pool/ x https://medicaid.ncdhhs.gov/medicaid/get-started/find-programs-and-services/community-alternatives-program-for-disabled-adults https://www.ncdoi.gov/consumers/health-insurance/health-claim-denied/request-external-review
NORTH DAKOTA https://www.medicaid.gov/state-overviews/stateprofile.html?state=north-dakota x 39 weeks-36 months https://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/63-2013/interim/15-0117-04000.pdf http://www.chand.org/ x http://www.nd.gov/dhs/info/pubs/docs/medicaid/fact-sheet-medicaid-waivers-hcbs.pdf https://www.nd.gov/ndins/health
OHIO https://www.medicaid.gov/state-overviews/stateprofile.html?state=ohio https://www.insurance.ohio.gov/Consumer/Pages/Cobra.aspx http://archives.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=130_SB_99 http://archives.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=127_SB_186 http://www.resolve.org/family-building-options/insurance_coverage/state-coverage.html#Ohio x https://aging.ohio.gov/Portals/0/PDF/profile_assisted_living.pdf https://insurance.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odi/about-us/divisions/consumer-services/health/understanding-health-coverage-external-review-appeal
OKLAHOMA https://apps.ok.gov/oid/Consumers/Buying_Insurance/COBRA_Information.html x https://apps.ok.gov/oid/Consumers/Buying_Insurance/Oklahoma_Health_Insurance_High_Risk_Pool_Information.html x http://www.okdhs.org/services/aging/Pages/ADvantageservices.aspx https://www.ok.gov/oid/Consumers/External_Review_Process/
OREGON https://www.medicaid.gov/state-overviews/stateprofile.html?state=oregon https://dfr.oregon.gov/insure/health/understand/coverage/Pages/state-continuation.aspx x https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/743A.192 https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/SB911 x http://www.dhs.state.or.us/policy/spd/rules/411_030.pdf https://dfr.oregon.gov/insure/health/understand/coverage/Pages/if-your-claim-was-denied.aspx
PENNSYLVANIA https://www.medicaid.gov/state-overviews/stateprofile.html?state=pennsylvania https://www.insurance.pa.gov/Coverage/Documents/Health/PA%20Mini%20COBRA%20Update%20Final%2003272015.pdf x http://www.insurance.pa.gov/Coverage/Documents/Balance%20Billing%20Legislation%20PROPOSED%20DRAFT.pdf x http://www.dhs.pa.gov/citizens/longtermcareservices/ https://externalappeal.cms.gov/ferpportal/#/home
*PUERTO RICO x http://ocs.gobierno.pr/ocspr/index.php/seguros-de-salud/370
RHODE ISLAND https://healthsourceri.com Nov 1, 2019 to Dec 31, 2020 https://www.medicaid.gov/state-overviews/stateprofile.html?state=rhode-island http://www.dbr.ri.gov/documents/rules/insurance/InsuranceRegulation82.pdf x https://law.justia.com/codes/rhode-island/2013/title-27/chapter-27-18/section-27-18-74 http://law.justia.com/codes/rhode-island/2012/title-27/chapter-27-41/chapter-27-41-26 http://www.resolve.org/family-building-options/insurance_coverage/state-coverage.html#RhodeIsland http://www.allianceforfertilitypreservation.org/state-legislation/rhode-island x http://www.eohhs.ri.gov/Consumer/ConsumerInformation/Appeals.aspx
SOUTH CAROLINA https://www.doi.sc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/11353/2019-State-Continuationpdf x Agreement http://www.doi.sc.gov/703/South-Carolina-Health-Insurance-Pool x https://www.scdhhs.gov/sites/default/files/Community%20Choices%20Waiver%202016-POST.pdf https://doi.sc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/2554/Patients-Guide-to-External-Review?bidId=
SOUTH DAKOTA https://dlr.sd.gov/insurance/cobra.aspx https://sdlegislature.gov/Statutes/Codified_Laws/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=StatuteChapter&Statute=58-17 https://www.healthpoolsd.org x https://dhs.sd.gov/ltss/titlexix.aspx https://dlr.sd.gov/insurance/external_review_health_major_medical.aspx
TENNESSEE https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/finance/fa-benefits/documents/cobra.pdf http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/104/Bill/HB0837.pdf https://legiscan.com/TN/text/SB1869/id/1699055 http://echealthinsurance.com/tennessee-health-insurance/public-assistance/accesstn/ x https://www.tn.gov/tenncare/long-term-services-supports/choices.html https://www.tn.gov/commerce/tenncare-oversight/mco-dispute-resolution/independent-review-process.html
TEXAS https://www.tdi.texas.gov/hmo/documents/enrolleecobra.pdf https://law.justia.com/codes/texas/2017/insurance-code/title-8/subtitle-e/chapter-1369/ https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/81R/billtext/html/SB00039F.htm http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/84R/billtext/html/SB00481F.htm http://www.resolve.org/family-building-options/insurance_coverage/state-coverage.html#Texas http://www.cqstatetrack.com/texis/redir?id=5c6fa20313 x https://hhs.texas.gov/doing-business-hhs/provider-portals/long-term-care-providers/resources/community-first-choice-cfc https://externalappeal.cms.gov/ferpportal/#/home
UTAH x (SHOP marketplace) Same as federal open enrollment period https://medicaid.utah.gov/Documents/pdfs/UTAH%20MEDICAID%20EXPANSION_%20Toolkit.pdf https://insurance.utah.gov/consumer/health/extension-conversion-rights/extension https://le.utah.gov/~2013/bills/sbillint/sb0189.pdf https://le.utah.gov/~2014/bills/static/HB0347.html http://www.statecoverage.org/coverage/utah.html x https://insurance.utah.gov/consumer/health/independent-review
VERMONT https://portal.healthconnect.vermont.gov/VTHBELand/welcome.action Same as federal open enrollment period https://www.medicaid.gov/state-overviews/stateprofile.html?state=vermont https://humanresources.vermont.gov/benefits-wellness/cobra https://law.justia.com/codes/vermont/2012/title08/chapter107/section4089b/ http://www.leg.state.vt.us/docs/legdoc.cfm?URL=/docs/2006/acts/ACT003.HTM http://law.justia.com/codes/vermont/2014/title-33/chapter-65/section-6502 https://www.allianceforfertilitypreservation.org/state-legislation/vermont x https://dfr.vermont.gov/consumers/file-complaint/insurance/healthcare-external-appeal
VIRGINIA https://www.medicaid.gov/state-overviews/stateprofile.html?state=virginia https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title38.2/chapter35/section38.2-3541/ https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?121+ful+CHAP0641+pdf http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?991+ful+CHAP0643 x http://www.dmas.virginia.gov/files/links/630/CCC%20Plus%20Waiver%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf https://www.scc.virginia.gov/boi/omb/ext_review.aspx
WASHINGTON https://www.wahealthplanfinder.org/_content/Homepage.html?bmctx=B1EF2C76C22FC823F3BC4BBDAD8CA2C823B2A98DCF1D66A14F235198F62516A8&contextType=external&username=string&password=secure_string&challenge_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wahealthplanfinder.org%2F_content%25 Same as federal open enrollment period https://www.medicaid.gov/state-overviews/stateprofile.html?state=washington x https://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?dispo=true&cite=284-43 https://www.wship.org/ x https://www.hca.wa.gov/health-care-services-supports/program-administration/dda-home-and-community-based-hcb-waivers https://www.insurance.wa.gov/appealing-health-insurance-denial
WEST VIRGINIA https://www.medicaid.gov/state-overviews/stateprofile.html?state=west-virginia https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjK5-On96jjAhVCO30KHV6SBeAQFjAAegQIAhAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wvinsurance.gov%2FLinkClick.aspx%3Ffileticket%3DVOGxNrKSQVU%253D%26tabid%3D574%26portalid%3D0%26mid%3D88 http://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=hb2493%20intr.htm&yr=2015&sesstype=RS&i=2493 http://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Text_HTML/2003_SESSIONS/rs/BILLS/hb2675%20enr.htm x http://www.resolve.org/family-building-options/insurance_coverage/state-coverage.html#WestVirginia https://www.wvinsurance.gov/accesswv/pdf/brochure.pdf x http://www.wvseniorservices.gov/HelpatHome/MedicaidAgedandDisabledWaiver/tabid/77/Default.aspx https://www.wvinsurance.gov/portals/0/pdf/External%20Review%20Request%20Form%202-4-2016.pdf
WISCONSIN https://oci.wi.gov/Documents/Consumers/PI-023.pdf https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2013/related/acts/186 http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2005/related/proposals/ab617.pdf http://www.hirsp.org x https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/familycare/fcp-index.htm https://externalappeal.cms.gov/ferpportal/#/home
WYOMING https://law.justia.com/codes/wyoming/2011/title26/chapter19/section26-19-113/ https://law.justia.com/codes/wyoming/2016/title-26/chapter-20/article-6/section-26-20-601 https://www.wyoleg.gov/2008/Enroll/SF0024.pdf http://doi.wyo.gov/consumers/bulletins-links/wyoming-health-insurance-pool x https://health.wyo.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Community-Choices-Waiver-Policy-Procedures-Manual-July-2016-1.pdf http://doi.wyo.gov/consumers/consumer-request-for-assistance/medical-claim-denial-external-review-process
GUAM https://externalappeal.cms.gov/ferpportal/#/home
https://www.moran.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/5/2/5296fdf6-be3c-44a4-bc60-05531f7c8e37/2D867C23A32841FE96E03E5CC44B9670.cancer-drug-parity-of-2019.pdf

Accessing Medical Records

This chart includes the state laws on accessing medical records.

Access to medical records statute Additional laws? Does the state require a provider to keep/retain a copy of the medical records file for a certain period of time? Does the state limit what a provider can charge a patient for a copy of their medical records? Does the state lay out a specific time period the provider has to provide the medical records to the patient? How does the patient have to make the request for the copy of the medical records? Anything else important for a patient to know?
ALABAMA http://www.alabamaadministrativecode.state.al.us/docs/mexam/540-X-9.pdf Hospitals must keep medical records for at least 5 years, while doctors are advised to keep them for 10. Doctors and hospitals are allowed to charge patients no more than $1 per page for the first 25 pages and $0.50 per page for pages 26+. No, but under the federal HIPAA privacy rule, providers must furnish patients with copies within 30 days, or 60 days if records are kept off-site. If the providers cannot either respond or provide the records within this time frame, they can use one 30-day extension. Patients should consult their health care providers. Patients may not be charged if someone searches for their medical records. State law allows providers to charge patients a $5 search fee, but the HIPAA privacy rule prohibits this type of fee.
ALASKA https://law.justia.com/codes/alaska/2016/title-18/chapter-18.23/article-01/section-18.23.005/ Hospitals must keep patients’ records for 7 years after patients are discharged. Hospitals must keep records of patients under 19 either until the patient is 21 or 7 years after discharge, whichever is longer. X-rays must be kept for 5 years.
No, but the federal HIPAA privacy rule stipulates that providers can charge reasonable, cost-based fees (including the cost of supplies, labor, and postage). No, but under the federal HIPAA privacy rule, providers must furnish patients with copies within 30 days, or 60 days if records are kept off-site. If the providers cannot either respond or provide the records within this time frame, they can use one 30-day extension. Patients should consult their health care providers. Providers cannot charge patients fees for requesting to look at their medical records.
ARIZONA https://legiscan.com/AZ/text/SB1169/id/1868684 https://www.azleg.gov/ars/12/02293.htm Adults’ medical records must be retained by health care providers for 6 years, while children’s’ medical records must be retained until they reach the age of 21 or for 6 years, whichever is longer. If the medical record must be obtained for a patient to receive care, the provider may not charge patients for the records. If the records are not required for care, the provider may charge a reasonable fee. No, but under the federal HIPAA privacy rule, providers must furnish patients with copies within 30 days, or 60 days if records are kept off-site. If the providers cannot either respond or provide the records within this time frame, they can use one 30-day extension. Patients must make written requests. Providers cannot charge patients fees for requesting to look at their medical records.
ARKANSAS https://www.armedicalboard.org/Professionals/pdf/act767.pdf Hospitals are required to keep x-rays for a minimum of 5 years and other medical records for 10 years after discharge. Minors’ medical records must be kept until patient reaches age 20. Providers can charge up to $1 per page of the first 5 pages of a patient’s medical record and $.25 for any additional pages, plus cost of postage and $5 fee for copying. No, but under the federal HIPAA privacy rule, providers must furnish patients with copies within 30 days, or 60 days if records are kept off-site. If the providers cannot either respond or provide the records within this time frame, they can use one 30-day extension. Patients must make written requests. According Section 16-46-106 of the Arkansas Code, if a patients’ provider believes that they should be denied access to their medical records, providers must provide the patient, the patients’ guardian, or lawyer with a written explanation as to how disclosing the information would cause the patient physical harm.
CALIFORNIA https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?sectionNum=123110.&lawCode=HSC Hospitals must keep adults’ records for 7 years after discharge, and must keep unemancipated minors’ records for at least 7 years or a minimum of 1 year after a minor has reached 18 (whichever is later). Physicians may charge fees at no more than $.25 per page, or $.50 per page for records that are copied from microfilm, plus reasonable clerical costs. If the records are necessary for a claim or appeal related to a public health program, the patient or their representative is entitled to a free copy of the relevant portion of their medical records. Providers must provide the copies within 15 days of receipt of the request. Patients must make written requests. Patients who request to view their medical records are entitled to do so 5 business days after the receipt of the request.
COLORADO https://codes.findlaw.com/co/title-25-health/co-rev-st-sect-25-1-801.html Hospitals must keep all patients medical records for 10 years after last treatment. Minors records must be kept for 28 years minus their age at the last time they were treated. Doctors must keep adults’ records for 7 years after their last visit, and minors’ records 7 years after their last visit or until they turn 25, whichever comes last. Providers can charge a maximum of $18.53 for the first 10 pages of an individual’s medical record, $.85 for pages 11-40, and $.57 pages 40+, or $1.50 for pages printed on microfilm. Providers can charge patients the actual reproduction costs for each copy of a radiograph, any applicable actual postage and electronic media costs, applicable taxes, and a $10 fee for the certification of the records. In most cases, Colorado health care facilities must provide copies of medical records within 10 business days of receiving a signed request. Requests should be signed by patients. https://law.justia.com/codes/colorado/2016/title-24/principal-departments/article-30/part-22/
CONNECTICUT https://www.cga.ct.gov/current/pub/chap_055.htm#sec_4-194 Providers must retain a patient's medical records for 7 years after their last treatment, or 3 years from the patient's death. Providers can charge up to $.45 per page, including research fees, handling fees or related costs, and first class postage. Health institutions can charge up to $.65. The provider can charge a patient for the costs of materials for providing a copy of an x-ray. If a health record is necessary to support a Social Security claim or appeal, the provider cannot charge patients for the record. 30 days after receiving a written request. Patients must request copies in writing. Under Act sHB5701, it is the responsibility of the provider or surviving responsible relative or executor to inform his/her patients when a health care provider dies or retires.
DELAWARE https://delcode.delaware.gov/title24/c017/sc05/index.shtml Doctors must retain medical records for 7 years after the last entry date of a patients record, and hospitals must retain them for 5 years. No, but the federal HIPAA privacy rule stipulates that providers can charge reasonable, cost-based fees (including the cost of supplies, labor, and postage). No, but under the federal HIPAA privacy rule, providers must furnish patients with copies within 30 days, or 60 days if records are kept off-site. If the providers cannot either respond or provide the records within this time frame, they can use one 30-day extension. Patients should consult their health care providers. Patients may not be charged if someone searches for their medical records.
FLORIDA http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0400-0499/0456/Sections/0456.057.html Doctors must retain medical records for 5 years after their last contact with a patient, and public hospitals must retain records for 7 years after patient discharge. Doctors and chiropractors may charge a maximum of $1 per page for first 25 pages and $.25 per page for any additional pages. Hospitals may charge a maximum of $1 per page for paper copies and a maximum of $2 per copy for nonpaper records. Health care providers can charge patients for postage as well. No, but under the federal HIPAA privacy rule, providers must furnish patients with copies within 30 days, or 60 days if records are kept off-site. If the providers cannot either respond or provide the records within this time frame, they can use one 30-day extension. Patients should make written requests. Patients may not be charged if someone searches for their medical records.
GEORGIA https://www.mag.org/georgia/Public/Resources/Medical_Records.aspx Physicians must retain records for 10 years. Providers can charge patients $.75 per page for the first 20 pages, $.65 per page for pages 21-100, and $.50 for pages 100+. No, but under the federal HIPAA privacy rule, providers must furnish patients with copies within 30 days, or 60 days if records are kept off-site. If the providers cannot either respond or provide the records within this time frame, they can use one 30-day extension. Patients should make written requests. Providers who have sold their practice or retired and have notified patients and offered to provide the patient’s record to another provider of the patient’s choice or the patient themselves do not have to retain medical records.
HAWAII https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/hrscurrent/Vol02_Ch0046-0115/HRS0092F/HRS_0092F-0021.htm Providers must retain medical records for a minimum of 7 years after information was entered, and for minors, until they turn 25. Providers can charge reasonable, cost-based fees (including the cost of supplies, labor, and postage). No, but under the federal HIPAA privacy rule, providers must furnish patients with copies within 30 days, or 60 days if records are kept off-site. If the providers cannot either respond or provide the records within this time frame, they can use one 30-day extension. Patients should consult their health care providers. https://health.hawaii.gov/opppd/files/2015/06/11-93.pdf#page=29
IDAHO Hospitals must keep clinical laboratory test records and reports for at least 5 years No, but the federal HIPAA privacy rule stipulates that providers can charge reasonable, cost-based fees (including the cost of supplies, labor, and postage). No, but under the federal HIPAA privacy rule, providers must furnish patients with copies within 30 days, or 60 days if records are kept off-site. If the providers cannot either respond or provide the records within this time frame, they can use one 30-day extension. Patients should consult their health care providers. Patients may not be charged if someone searches for their medical records.
ILLINOIS http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/fulltext.asp?DocName=073500050K8-2001 Hospitals must keep medical records for a minimum of 10 years. Health care providers can charge between $.29 and $.86 per page for paper copies, depending on the number of pages copied. Copies made from microfilm can cost $1.43 per page. Health providers can also charge patients for postage. No, but under the federal HIPAA privacy rule, providers must furnish patients with copies within 30 days, or 60 days if records are kept off-site. If the providers cannot either respond or provide the records within this time frame, they can use one 30-day extension. Patients should consult their health care providers. Patients may not be charged if someone searches for their medical records.
INDIANA http://iga.in.gov/legislative/laws/2018/ic/titles/016/#16-39-1-1 Health care providers must keep medical records for a minimum of 7 years after the date the record was made, and must keep x-ray film for 5 years or more. Providers can charge patients $1 per page for pages 1-10, $.50 per page for pages 11-50, and $.25 per page for pages 51+. Additionally, providers can charge a $10 fee for providing copies within 2 working days, and up to $20 for labor. No, but under the federal HIPAA privacy rule, providers must furnish patients with copies within 30 days, or 60 days if records are kept off-site. If the providers cannot either respond or provide the records within this time frame, they can use one 30-day extension. Patients must make written requests. The state law mandates that providers give patients their records within “reasonable time,” but does not define the term further.
IOWA https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/iac/rule/653.13.7.pdf Iowa doctors must keep patients’ medical records for 7 years after their last treatment No, but the federal HIPAA privacy rule stipulates that providers can charge reasonable, cost-based fees (including the cost of supplies, labor, and postage). No, but under the federal HIPAA privacy rule, providers must furnish patients with copies within 30 days, or 60 days if records are kept off-site. If the providers cannot either respond or provide the records within this time frame, they can use one 30-day extension. Patients should consult their health care providers. State law stipulates that patients should receive records in a “timely manner” but does not designate a time period.
KANSAS http://www.ksbha.org/statutes/booklets/Statute_and_Regulation_Handbook.pdf Physicians must keep medical records for 10 years after the patients’ last treatment and hospitals must keep records for 10 years after the patients’ last discharge. For minors, hospitals must keep records for either 10 years or 1 year after the minor comes of age, whichever comes last. As of 2012, providers may not charge more than $18.97 for supplies and labor, plus $.63 per page for the first 250 pages, and $.45 per subsequent page. No, but under the federal HIPAA privacy rule, providers must furnish patients with copies within 30 days, or 60 days if records are kept off-site. If the providers cannot either respond or provide the records within this time frame, they can use one 30-day extension. Patients should consult their health care providers. Patients may not be charged if someone searches for their medical records.
KENTUCKY No. No, but the federal HIPAA privacy rule stipulates that providers can charge reasonable, cost-based fees (including the cost of supplies, labor, and postage). No, but under the federal HIPAA privacy rule, providers must furnish patients with copies within 30 days, or 60 days if records are kept off-site. If the providers cannot either respond or provide the records within this time frame, they can use one 30-day extension. Patients should consult their health care providers. Patients may not be charged if someone searches for their medical records.
LOUISIANA http://legis.la.gov/Legis/Law.aspx?d=964709 http://legis.la.gov/Legis/Law.aspx?d=98081 Physicians and dentists must keep patients’ records for 6 years from the last date of treatment, and requires hospitals to keep records for 10 years from the last date a patient was discharged. Physicians and dentists must keep X-ray films, and similar recordings for 3 years. Providers can charge no more than $1 per page for the first 25 pages, 50 cents per page for pages 26-500, and 25 cents per page for pages 501+. Copying fees for digital records may not exceed $100, including postage and handling charges. Yes, within 15 days of their request and fee payment. Patients should consult their health care providers. Patients may not be charged if someone searches for their medical records.
MAINE http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/22/title22sec1711.html http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/22/title22sec1711-B.html Maine hospitals must keep medical records for 7 years or more, and must keep minor’s records until they turn 24 Providers can charge no more than $10 for the first page of a patient’s record and $.35 for each additional page. Yes, hospitals and providers must grant patients access to their medical records within 21 days of their request. Patients should consult their health care providers. Patients may not be charged if someone searches for their medical records.
MARYLAND https://law.justia.com/codes/maryland/2016/health-general/title-4/subtitle-3/section-4-309/ Healthcare providers must retain a patient's medical bills, laboratory reports and X-rays for 5years after the record was created. Minor’s medical records must be kept until the patient turns 21 or for 5 years after the record was made. Providers cannot charge more than $.76 per page, plus actual shipping and handling costs. Yes, within 21 days of their request.
Patients should make written requests. Patients may not be charged if someone searches for their medical records.
MASSACHUSETTS https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXVI/Chapter111/Section70E https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2017/10/23/243cmr2.pdf#page=47 Doctors must keep medical records for at least 7 years from the date of the patient’s last visit, and must keep minor’s records for 7 years or until they turn 9, whichever is longer. Providers can charge patients $.50 per page for the first 100 pages, and $.25 for any subsequent pages. MA law does not define “reasonable time” and in a “timely manner,” but under the federal HIPAA privacy rule, providers must furnish patients with copies within 30 days, or 60 days if records are kept off-site. If the providers cannot either respond or provide the records within this time frame, they can use one 30-day extension. Patients should consult their health care providers. Doctors obligation to fulfill requests for patients records in a “timely manner” may follow the Board of Registration in Medicine’s guidelines, which usually consider 14-21 days to be a reasonable response time.
MICHIGAN http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(ry1vg2iwqthumn3qslvsk2az))/mileg.aspx?page=GetObject&objectname=mcl-333-26265 No. Providers can charge $1 per page for pages 1-20, $.50 for pages 21-50, and $.20 for pages 51+. Yes, within 30 days of receiving the request. Patients should consult their health care providers. Michigan’s law only applies to health care providers under the law’s definition, which excludes psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and professional counselors who provide only mental health services.
MINNESOTA https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/144.292 Elements of a patient’s medical record including records pertaining to case history, physical examinations and daily hospital activities must be kept indefinitely, but other elements may be discarded after 7 years. Minors medical records must be kept until they are 26. The Minnesota Department of Health sets a maximum cost per page annually. State law requires providers to “promptly furnish” records, which generally means within 30 days. Patients should make written requests. Patients may not be charged if someone searches for their medical records.
MISSISSIPPI https://www.sos.ms.gov/ACCode/00000291c.pdf Yes, hospitals must keep medical records for at least 10 years after the discharge of an adult patient and 28 years for minor patients. Providers cannot charge more than $20 for pages 1-20; $1 per page for the next 80 pages, and $0.50 per page for all subsequent pages Yes, within 30 days of receiving the request. Patients should make written requests Patients may not be charged if someone searches for their medical records.
MISSOURI http://revisor.mo.gov/main/Home.aspx Yes, doctors must keep patients’ medical records for at least 7 years after their last treatment date. Hospitals must retain adult patients’ records for 10 years and minors’ records for 10 years or until they reach the age of 23, whichever is longer. Providers can charge no more than $17.77 for copying a patients’ medical record, plus $.42 per page for the cost of supplies and labor. Although the law does not define "reasonable amount of time,” 30 days is generally considered reasonable. Patients should consult their health care providers. Patients may not be charged if someone searches for their medical records. Also, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services adjusts the maximum fee providers can charge annually.
MONTANA https://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca/50/16/50-16-541.htm Patients’ full medical records must be retained by hospitals for 10 years after patients’ discharge and core records must be retained 20 years. Minors’ records must be kept until the patient turns 28. Providers cannot charge patients more than $.50 per page. Yes, no later than 10 days after receiving a written request. Patients should make written requests Patients may not be charged if someone searches for their medical records.
NEBRASKA https://nebraskalegislature.gov/laws/statutes.php?statute=71-8403 Hospitals must keep adult patients’ records for 10 years after their last discharge, and they must keep minors’ records for 10 years or until they turn 21, whichever is longer. Providers can charge up to $.50 per page, plus the actual cost of postage. Yes, patients are entitled to view their medical records within 10 days of requesting to do so and to receive copies of their records within 30 days of their request. Patients should consult their health care providers. Patients may not be charged if someone searches for their medical records.
NEVADA https://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-629.html#NRS629Sec061 Providers must keep patients records for 5 years after their last treatment. Providers cannot charge more than $.60 per page for photocopies, plus the actual cost of postage. Patients can view their health care records within 5 working days of receiving the request, and providers should give patients copies of the records 30 days after receiving the request. Patients should consult their health care providers. Patients may not be charged if someone searches for their medical records.
NEW HAMPSHIRE http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/XI/151/151-21.htm http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/XXX/332-I/332-I-1.htm Doctors must keep a copies of patients’ medical records for at least 7 years after their last visit. Providers can charge $15 for the first 30 pages or $.50 per page, whichever is greater. No, but under the federal HIPAA privacy rule, providers must furnish patients with copies within 30 days, or 60 days if records are kept off-site. If the providers cannot either respond or provide the records within this time frame, they can use one 30-day extension. Patients should consult their health care providers. Patients may not be charged if someone searches for their medical records.
NEW JERSEY https://advance.lexis.com/container?config=00JAA5OTY5MTdjZi1lMzYxLTQxNTEtOWFkNi0xMmU5ZTViODQ2M2MKAFBvZENhdGFsb2coFSYEAfv22IKqMT9DIHrf&crid=87d08bf9-7628-4101-859c-f01cc3b313de https://advance.lexis.com/container?config=00JAA5OTY5MTdjZi1lMzYxLTQxNTEtOWFkNi0xMmU5ZTViODQ2M2MKAFBvZENhdGFsb2coFSYEAfv22IKqMT9DIHrf&crid=2707bf98-3b7a-46e4-afa1-7670b70d1f2e&prid=ad1bc016-de0f-4fff-9d05-5f64ff62e93e Hospitals must keep patients’ records for at least 10 years after the date they were discharged or until minors reach the age of 23, while doctors must keep records for 7 years from the last date they updated the medical record. Health care professionals may not charge more than $1 per page or $100 for the entire medical record, whichever is less. Hospitals may not charge more than $200 for the entire medical record: $1 per page for the first 100 pages, and $.25 for any subsequent pages. Yes, patients must be able to view their medical records promptly and to obtain records and summaries within 30 days of written requests. Patients should make written requests Patients may not be charged if someone searches for their medical records.
NEW MEXICO http://www.healthinfolaw.org/node/3147/ http://www.healthinfolaw.org/node/3148/ Hospitals must keep adults’ medical records for 10 years after their last treatment and must keep minors’ records until they turn 19. Providers cannot charge more than $15 for the first 15 pages, and $.10 per page for additional pages. No, but under the federal HIPAA privacy rule, providers must furnish patients with copies within 30 days, or 60 days if records are kept off-site. If the providers cannot either respond or provide the records within this time frame, they can use one 30-day extension. Patients should consult their health care providers. Patients may not be charged if someone searches for their medical records and the New Mexico Medical Board routinely reviews the allowed costs of copies of medical records.
NEW YORK https://codes.findlaw.com/ny/public-health-law/pbh-sect-18.html Doctors must keep patients records for 6 years, and in the case of a minor, for 6 years or until they turn 18 (whichever is longer). Providers can charge up to $.75 per page for paper copies, plus the cost of postage. Patients can view their medical records within 10 days of a written request and receive copies within 30 days. Patients should make written requests Patients may not be charged if someone searches for their medical records.
NORTH CAROLINA http://www.healthinfolaw.org/state-law/10a-nc-admin-code-§-13b3903-policies-and-procedures-under-department-health-and-human-serv Hospitals must keep adult patients’ records for 11 years after the their discharge, and for minor patients, until they turn 30. No, but the federal HIPAA privacy rule stipulates that providers can charge reasonable, cost-based fees (including the cost of supplies, labor, and postage). No, but under the federal HIPAA privacy rule, providers must furnish patients with copies within 30 days, or 60 days if records are kept off-site. If the providers cannot either respond or provide the records within this time frame, they can use one 30-day extension. Patients should consult their health care providers. Patients may not be charged if someone searches for their medical records.
NORTH DAKOTA https://www.legis.nd.gov/cencode/t23c12.pdf?20130226180832 Hospitals must keep adults’ records for 10 years after their last discharge, and must keep minors’ records for either 10 years or until they turn 21, whichever is longer. Providers can charge patients up to $20 for the first 25 pages and $.75 per page for each additional page, including the price of postage. No, but under the federal HIPAA privacy rule, providers must furnish patients with copies within 30 days, or 60 days if records are kept off-site. If the providers cannot either respond or provide the records within this time frame, they can use one 30-day extension. Patients should consult their health care providers. Patients may not be charged if someone searches for their medical records.
OHIO http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/3798.03 http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/3701.74 No set rule. Providers can charge $2.50 per page for the first ten pages, $.50 per page for pages 11-50, and $.20 for pages 51+. No, but under the federal HIPAA privacy rule, providers must furnish patients with copies within 30 days, or 60 days if records are kept off-site. If the providers cannot either respond or provide the records within this time frame, they can use one 30-day extension. Patients should consult their health care providers. Patients may not be charged if someone searches for their medical records.
OKLAHOMA http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/DeliverDocument.asp?CiteID=439160 Oklahoma hospitals must retain adult patients’ medical records for at least 5 years after their last treatment and must retain minors’ records for 5years or until the individual turns 21, whichever comes last. Providers may not charge more than $1 for the record’s first page and $.50 for each additional page. No, but under the federal HIPAA privacy rule, providers must furnish patients with copies within 30 days, or 60 days if records are kept off-site. If the providers cannot either respond or provide the records within this time frame, they can use one 30-day extension. Patients should consult their health care providers. Patients may not be charged if someone searches for their medical records.
OREGON https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/192.553 https://sos.oregon.gov/archives/pages/default.aspx?utm_source=SOS&utm_medium=egov_redirect&utm_campaign=http%3A//arcweb.sos.state.or.us Yes, hospitals must keep medical records for at least 10 years after the date patients are discharged. Providers cannot charge more than $25 for a patient’s first ten pages and $.25 per page for each additional page. State law requires physicians to furnish patients with copies within 30 days of their request. Patients should consult their health care providers. The Oregon Medical Association advises doctors in private practice to keep patients medical records for a minimum of 10 years. Also, patients may not be charged if someone searches for their medical records.
PENNSYLVANIA https://www.pacode.com/secure/data/028/chapter115/s115.29.html https://www.pacode.com/secure/data/049/chapter25/s25.213.html Doctors must keep adult patients’ medical records for a minimum of 7 years after their last treatment date and minors’ medical records for 7 years or 1 year after the minor comes of age, whichever is longer. Hospitals must keep adults’ medical records for 7 years and minors’ records for 7 years or 7 years after they come of age, whichever is longer. Providers can charge $1.55 for pages 1-20, $1.15 for pages 21-60, and $.39 per page for pages 61+. Providers can also charge patients the actual cost of postage. If patients are requesting medical records to support a claim for public benefits, providers cannot charge more than $23.49 to copy the records. The state does not define "reasonable time,” but under the federal HIPAA privacy rule, providers must furnish patients with copies within 30 days, or 60 days if records are kept off-site. If the providers cannot either respond or provide the records within this time frame, they can use one 30-day extension Patients should consult their health care providers. Patients may not be charged if someone searches for their medical records.
RHODE ISLAND https://rules.sos.ri.gov/organizations http://www.healthinfolaw.org/node/3168/ Physicians and hospitals must keep adult patients’ medical records for 5 years and must keep minors’ medical records until they turn 23 or for 5 years, whichever is longer Providers can charge $.25 per page for the first 100 pages of a patients’ record, then $.10 for any additional pages. Hospitals can charge a fee for supplies and labor, as well as the cost of postage Yes, within 30 days. Patients should consult their health care providers. Patients may not be charged if someone searches for their medical records.
SOUTH CAROLINA https://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t44c007.php Doctors and hospitals must keep adults’ medical records for 10 years after their last treatment, and doctors must keep minors’ medical records for 13 years after their last treatment. Providers cannot charge more than $.65 per page for pages 1-30 and $.50 a page for pages 31+. Yes, 45 days. However, under federal law, providers are required to give patients their records within 30 days. Patients should consult their health care providers. Patients may not be charged if someone searches for their medical records.
SOUTH DAKOTA http://sdlegislature.gov/Statutes/Codified_Laws/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=36-2-16 Hospitals must keep adults’ medical records for 10 years after their last treatment and minors’ records for 10 years or until they turn 20, whichever is later. No, but the federal HIPAA privacy rule stipulates that providers can charge reasonable, cost-based fees (including the cost of supplies, labor, and postage). No, but under the federal HIPAA privacy rule, providers must furnish patients with copies within 30 days, or 60 days if records are kept off-site. If the providers cannot either respond or provide the records within this time frame, they can use one 30-day extension. Patients should consult their health care providers. Patients may not be charged if someone searches for their medical records.
TENNESSEE https://advance.lexis.com/container?config=014CJAA5ZGVhZjA3NS02MmMzLTRlZWQtOGJjNC00YzQ1MmZlNzc2YWYKAFBvZENhdGFsb2e9zYpNUjTRaIWVfyrur9ud&crid=a95198c2-dcca-41d9-94d5-6b35a9fad003&prid=cd64f307-d573-4893-b00b-15a6008e7687 https://advance.lexis.com/container?config=014CJAA5ZGVhZjA3NS02MmMzLTRlZWQtOGJjNC00YzQ1MmZlNzc2YWYKAFBvZENhdGFsb2e9zYpNUjTRaIWVfyrur9ud&crid=38b6f141-83a3-4ce3-9418-93079fefeecf Doctors must keep adult patients’ records for 10 years after their last professional contact, and must keep minors’ records until they turn 19 or for 10 years, whichever is longer. Providers cannot charge patients more than $20 for copying the first 40 pages and $.25 for any additional pages. Yes, health care providers must furnish patients with copies within 10 working days, and hospitals must do so within 30 days. Patients should consult their health care providers. Patients may not be charged if someone searches for their medical records.
TEXAS https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.241.htm#241.154 https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.181.htm#181.102 Yes, 7 years after a patients’ last treatment date. Providers cannot charge more than $25 for the first 20 pages and $.50 per page for every additional page. Yes, within 15 days of receiving a written request. Patients should make written requests. Physicians may not charge patients for copies of their medical records if they are needed to support a public benefits claim. Also, patients may not be charged if someone searches for their medical records.
UTAH https://le.utah.gov/xcode/Title78B/Chapter5/78B-5-S618.html Yes, hospitals must keep adult patients’ records for 7 years and must keep minors’ records until they turn 22 or for 7 years, whichever is longer. No, but the federal HIPAA privacy rule stipulates that providers can charge reasonable, cost-based fees (including the cost of supplies, labor, and postage). No, but under the federal HIPAA privacy rule, providers must furnish patients with copies within 30 days, or 60 days if records are kept off-site. If the providers cannot either respond or provide the records within this time frame, they can use one 30-day extension. Patients should consult their health care providers. Patients may not be charged if someone searches for their medical records.
VERMONT https://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/26/023/01354 Hospitals must keep professional case records for 10 years. Hospitals can charge patients a flat fee of $5 or $.50 per page, whichever is greater. No, but under the federal HIPAA privacy rule, providers must furnish patients with copies within 30 days, or 60 days if records are kept off-site. If the providers cannot either respond or provide the records within this time frame, they can use one 30-day extension. Patients should consult their health care providers. Patients may not be charged if someone searches for their medical records.
VIRGINIA https://casetext.com/statute/code-of-virginia/title-321-health/chapter-5-regulation-of-medical-care-facilities-and-services/section-321-127103-health-records-privacy?ct_exp_group_COLD_DOCUMENT_LAND=SIMPLIFIED_DOCUMENT_PAGE&PRICING_PAGE_GROUP=S&ct_spg=c&PDF_DOWNLOAD_GROUP=C&PDF_DOWNLOAD_LANDING_PAGE_GROUP=P&NEW_LEARN_MORE=C https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title54.1/chapter24/section54.1-2403.3/ Yes, physicians must keep adults’ medical records for 7 years and must keep minors’ records for 7 years or until the minor turns 18, whichever is longer For paper copies, providers can charge $.50 per page for the first 50 pages, $.25 for additional pages, and any postage and shipping costs. Providers can charge $.37 per page for the first 50 pages of an electronic copy and $.18 for any additional pages, as well as any shipping and postage costs. Yes, within 15 days Patients should make written requests. Patients may not be charged if someone searches for their medical records.
WASHINGTON https://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=70.02.080 Hospitals must keep adult patients’ medical records for 10 years after their discharge and must keep minors’ records either until they turn 21 or for 10 years, whichever is longer. Providers cannot charge patients more than $1.17 per page for the first 30 pages and no more than $.88 for any additional pages. Yes, within 15 days. Patients should make written requests. Patients may not be charged if someone searches for their medical records.
WEST VIRGINIA http://www.wvlegislature.gov/WVCODE/ChapterEntire.cfm?chap=16&art=29§ion=1#29%2329 Hospitals must keep medical records for 5 years after a patient’s last treatment. Providers cannot charge patients more than $.75 per page West Virginia law does not define "reasonable time," but under the federal HIPAA privacy rule, providers must furnish patients with copies within 30 days, or 60 days if records are kept off-site. If the providers cannot either respond or provide the records within this time frame, they can use one 30-day extension Patients should make written requests. Patients may not be charged if someone searches for their medical records.
WISCONSIN https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/146/83 Doctors and hospitals must keep patients’ records for 5 years after their last treatment. No, but the federal HIPAA privacy rule stipulates that providers can charge reasonable, cost-based fees (including the cost of supplies, labor, and postage). No, but under the federal HIPAA privacy rule, providers must furnish patients with copies within 30 days, or 60 days if records are kept off-site. If the providers cannot either respond or provide the records within this time frame, they can use one 30-day extension. Patients should make written requests. Patients may not be charged if someone searches for their medical records.
WYOMING https://wyoleg.gov/statutes/compress/title35.pdf https://rules.wyo.gov/Search.aspx Public hospitals must keep adult patients’ medical records for 10 years after their last service was rendered and 10 years after minors reach the age of majority. No, but the federal HIPAA privacy rule stipulates that providers can charge reasonable, cost-based fees (including the cost of supplies, labor, and postage). Yes, within 10 days of receiving the written request. Patients should make written requests. Patients may not be charged if someone searches for their medical records.

Other Cancer-Related State Laws

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

Medical Marijuana Law Death with Dignity Law Right to Try Law Digital Assets Law
ALABAMA http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/ALISON/SearchableInstruments/2015rs/PrintFiles/SB326-int.pdf http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/ALISON/SearchableInstruments/2015rs/PrintFiles/SB357-enr.pdf https://legiscan.com/AL/text/HB138/2017
ALASKA http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/statutes.asp#17.38.900 http://www.legis.state.ak.us/PDF/30/Bills/HB0043B.PDF http://www.akleg.gov/basis/Bill/Text/30?Hsid=HB0108Z
ARIZONA http://apps.azsos.gov/public_services/Title_09/9-17.pdf http://apps.azsos.gov/election/2014/Info/PubPamphlet/english/prop303.pdf https://www.azleg.gov/viewdocument/?docName=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.azleg.gov%2Fars%2F14%2F13101.htm
ARKANSAS https://www.uaex.edu/business-communities/voter-education/Issue%206%20-%20Full%20Text.pdf http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2015/2015R/Acts/Act374.pdf http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2017/2017R/Acts/Act886.pdf
CALIFORNIA https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB64 https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520162AB15 http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB1668 http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displayText.xhtml?lawCode=PROB&division=2.&title=&part=20.&chapter=&article=
COLORADO https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/sites/default/files/Section%2016%20-%20%20Retail.pdf http://www.leg.state.co.us/LCS/Initiative%20Referendum/1516initrefr.nsf/b74b3fc5d676cdc987257ad8005bce6a/99fbc3387156ab5c87257fae00748890/$FILE/2015-2016%20145bb.pdf http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2014a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/CE8AAA4FAF92567487257C6F005C8D97?open&file=1281shhs_01.pdf https://law.justia.com/codes/colorado/2016/title-15/fiduciary/article-1/part-15/
CONNECTICUT https://portal.ct.gov/DCP/Drug-Control-Division/Drug-Control/Medical-Marijuana ftp://ftp.cga.ct.gov/2016/tob/h/2016HB-05270-R01-HB.htm https://www.cga.ct.gov/current/pub/chap_802b.htm#sec_45a-334b
DELAWARE http://www.delcode.delaware.gov/title16/c049a/index.shtml https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/s204/BILLS-115s204enr.pdf http://delcode.delaware.gov/title12/c050/index.shtml
*DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA https://code.dccouncil.us/dc/council/code/titles/7/chapters/16B/ http://lims.dccouncil.us/Download/33261/B21-0038-Introduction.pdf https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/s204/BILLS-115s204enr.pdf
FLORIDA http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0300-0399/0381/Sections/0381.986.html http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Documents/loaddoc.aspx?FileName=_h0269er.docx&DocumentType=Bill&BillNumber=0269&Session=2015 http://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2016/Chapter740/All
GEORGIA https://dph.georgia.gov/low-thc-oil-faq-law-enforcement http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20152016/160399.pdf http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display/20172018/SB/301
HAWAII http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/hrscurrent/Vol06_Ch0321-0344/HRS0329/HRS_0329-0121.htm https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2018/bills/HB2739_HD1_.HTM https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/s204/BILLS-115s204enr.pdf https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/hrscurrent/Vol12_Ch0501-0588/HRS0556A/HRS_0556A-.htm
IDAHO https://legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2016/H0481.pdf https://legislature.idaho.gov/statutesrules/idstat/Title15/T15CH14PT1/
ILLINOIS http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=3503&ChapterID=35 http://ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=09900SB0029eng&GA=99&SessionId=88&DocTypeId=SB&LegID=83309&DocNum=29&GAID=13&Session=&print=true http://ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=3728&ChapterID=60
INDIANA https://legiscan.com/IN/text/SB0052/2018 https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2015/bills/house/1065#document-53b37ee0 https://law.justia.com/codes/indiana/2016/title-32/article-39
IOWA http://coolice.legis.iowa.gov/linc/85/external/govbills/SF2360.pdf https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=87&ba=sf404 https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/publications/LGE/87/Attachments/SF333_GovLetter.pdf
KANSAS http://www.kslegislature.org/li_2018/b2017_18/measures/documents/sb282_enrolled.pdf https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/s204/BILLS-115s204enr.pdf http://www.kslegislature.org/li_2018/b2017_18/measures/sb63/
KENTUCKY http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/14rs/SB124.htm x
LOUISIANA https://law.justia.com/codes/louisiana/2015/code-revisedstatutes/title-40/rs-40-1046/ http://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=880125%20%20http://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=977765 http://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/Law.aspx?d=111641
MAINE https://legislature.maine.gov/lawlibrary/recreational_marijuana_in_maine/9419 https://www.deathwithdignity.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-ME-LD-1313.pdf http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=HP0138&item=1&snum=127 https://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/bills_128th/billtexts/HP059501.asp
MARYLAND http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2014RS/bills/sb/sb0923T.pdf https://legiscan.com/MD/bill/HB584/2017 https://govt.westlaw.com/mdc/Browse/Home/Maryland/MarylandCodeCourtRules?guid=NB416A5604EBC11E6954C8B1204045FDF&originationContext=documenttoc&transitionType=Default&contextData=(sc.Default)
MASSACHUSETTS http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/hcq/medical-marijuana/legal-reference.html https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/s204/BILLS-115s204enr.pdf
MICHIGAN https://www.house.mi.gov/hfa/PDF/TestPDF/Ballot_Proposal_2018-1_Marijuana_Initiative.pdf http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2013-2014/publicact/htm/2014-PA-0346.htm%20%20http:/www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2013-2014/publicact/htm/2014-PA-0345.htm http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(jc4ybzdkyktnhc2awdbk0pj1))/mileg.aspx?page=GetObject&objectname=mcl-Act-59-of-2016
MINNESOTA https://www.revisor.mn.gov/laws/?id=311&doctype=Chapter&type=0&year=2014 https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/text.php?number=SF100&version=3&session=ls89&session_year=2015&session_number=0 https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/521A
MISSISSIPPI https://legiscan.com/MS/text/SB2610/id/1559324/Mississippi-2017-SB2610-Enrolled.html http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2016/html/SB/2500-2599/SB2527SG.htm http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2017/pdf/history/HB/HB0849.xml
MISSOURI https://health.mo.gov/safety/medical-marijuana/faqs.php http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills141/biltxt/truly/HB1685T.htm https://legiscan.com/MO/text/HB1250/2018
MONTANA http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0203W$BSRV.ActionQuery?P_SESS=20111&P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=SB&P_BILL_NO=423&P_BILL_DFT_NO=&P_CHPT_NO=&Z_ACTION=Find&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ2=&P_SBJT_SBJ_CD=&P_ENTY_ID_SEQ= https://www.deathwithdignity.org/states/montana/ http://leg.mt.gov/bills/2015/billpdf/SB0142.pdf https://leg.mt.gov/bills/2017/billhtml/SB0118.htm
NEBRASKA https://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=30764 https://nebraskalegislature.gov/laws/statutes.php?statute=30-501
NEVADA https://www.leg.state.nv.us/NAC/NAC-453A.html http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/78th2015/Bills/AB/AB164_EN.pdf https://legiscan.com/NV/text/AB239/id/1616593
NEW HAMPSHIRE http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2013/HB0573.html http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/billText.aspx?id=433&v=SA&txtFormat=html
NEW JERSEY http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2008/Bills/S0500/119_R3.HTM https://www.deathwithdignity.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/2018-NJ-A-1504.pdf https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/s204/BILLS-115s204enr.pdf https://legiscan.com/NJ/text/A3433/id/1650990
NEW MEXICO https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/07%20Regular/bills/senate/SB0523.html https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/s204/BILLS-115s204enr.pdf https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/17%20Regular/final/SB0060.pdf
NEW YORK http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=A06357&term=2013&Summary=Y&Actions=Y https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/s204/BILLS-115s204enr.pdf https://law.justia.com/codes/new-york/2016/ept/article-13-a/
NORTH CAROLINA http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2015/Bills/House/PDF/H766v6.pdf http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2015/Bills/House/HTML/H652v4.html https://www.ncleg.net/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/PDF/ByChapter/Chapter_36F.pdf
NORTH DAKOTA https://www.legis.nd.gov/cencode/t19c24-1.pdf https://legiscan.com/ND/text/2259/id/1201774/North_Dakota-2015-2259-Enrolled.pdf https://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/65-2017/documents/17-0217-03000.pdf
OHIO https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-documents?id=GA131-HB-523 https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA131-HB-290 http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2137
OKLAHOMA http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/DeliverDocument.asp?CiteID=483199 http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2015-16%20ENR/hB/HB1074%20ENR.PDF https://law.justia.com/codes/oklahoma/2014/title-58/section-58-269/
OREGON https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2007R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/SB161 http://www.oregon.gov/oha/ph/ProviderPartnerResources/EvaluationResearch/DeathwithDignityAct/Pages/ors.aspx https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2015R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HB2300/Enrolled https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2016R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/SB1554/Enrolled
PENNSYLVANIA http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billInfo/billInfo.cfm?sYear=2015&sInd=0&body=S&type=B&bn=0003 https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/li/uconsCheck.cfm?yr=2017&sessInd=0&act=33
*PUERTO RICO http://www.salud.gov.pr/Estadisticas-Registros-y-Publicaciones/Reglamentos/Reglamento%20155.pdf https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/s204/BILLS-115s204enr.pdf
RHODE ISLAND http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText09/SenateText09/S0185aa.pdf https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/s204/BILLS-115s204enr.pdf https://law.justia.com/codes/rhode-island/2014/title-33/chapter-33-27/
SOUTH CAROLINA http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess120_2013-2014/bills/1035.htm http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess121_2015-2016/prever/4542_20160526.htm https://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t62c002.php
SOUTH DAKOTA http://www.sdlegislature.gov/docs/legsession/2015/Bills/HB1080P.pdf http://sdlegislature.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?File=HB1080ENR.htm&Session=2017&Bill=1080
TENNESSEE http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/109/Bill/HB0197.pdf http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/109/Bill/HB0143.pdf https://law.justia.com/codes/tennessee/2016/title-35/chapter-8/
TEXAS https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/86R/billtext/pdf/HB03703I.pdf http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/84R/billtext/pdf/HB00021F.pdf#navpanes=0 https://capitol.texas.gov/Search/DocViewer.aspx?ID=85RSB011935B&QueryText=%22sb+1193%22&DocType=B
UTAH https://le.utah.gov/xcode/Title58/Chapter85/58-85-S101.html http://le.utah.gov/~2015/bills/hbillenr/HB0094.pdf https://le.utah.gov/~2017/bills/static/HB0013.html
VERMONT https://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/18/084/04230 http://www.leg.state.vt.us/docs/2014/Acts/ACT039.pdf https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/s204/BILLS-115s204enr.pdf https://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/chapter/14/125
VIRGINIA https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title54.1/chapter34/section54.1-3408.3/ https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?151+ful+SB732ER+pdf http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?171+ful+CHAP0080
WASHINGTON http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=5073&Year=2011 http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=70.245&full=true https://goldwaterinstitute.org/article/washington-state-35th-state-to-adopt-right-to-try-act-terminally-ill-patients/ https://app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=11.120
WEST VIRGINIA http://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Text_HTML/2017_SESSIONS/RS/bills/SB386%20SUB1%20enr.pdf http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Text_HTML/2015_SESSIONS/RS/bills/hb2026%20intr.pdf http://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=SB102%20SUB1%20ENR.htm&yr=2018&sesstype=RS&i=102
WISCONSIN https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/961/III/38 https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/related/lcactmemo/act165.pdf http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/711
WYOMING http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2015/Enroll/HB0032.pdf http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2015/Enroll/SF0003.pdf https://advance.lexis.com/documentpage/?pdmfid=1000516&crid=ef0694ee-cd42-412a-ab40-84d8a9137cb4&nodeid=AACAAEAALAAB&nodepath=%2FROOT%2FAAC%2FAACAAE%2FAACAAEAAL%2FAACAAEAALAAB&level=4&haschildren=&populated=false&title=Article+10+Uniform+Fiduciary+Access+
GUAM http://dphss.guam.gov/sites/default/files/Draft%20Guam%20Rules%20Governing%20Medical%20Marijuana%2007%2015%202015.pdf

Immigration State Laws

This chart includes the state laws that provide benefits in the context of immigration.