'Right to Try' Legislation Tracker

Posted 24 June 2015 By Alexander Gaffney, RAC


Since early 2014, more than 20 states have introduced so-called "Right to Try" bills in the hopes of allowing terminally ill patients to access experimental—and potentially life-saving—treatments more easily. These bills are modeled off a federal policy known as " Compassionate Use," but contain several key changes meant to make it faster and easier for patients to obtain experimental therapies.

This Right to Try Legislation Tracker is meant to be a resource for regulatory professionals and patients to keep track of legislation as it moves through various state legislative bodies.

Last updated 25 June 2015: Legislation awaiting Governor's signature in North Carolina. Fixed error indicating Maine had passed a RTT law (it has not).

States With Right to Try Laws

StateLink to Legislation
AlabamaText of Legislation
ArizonaBallot Measure
ArkansasText of Legislation
ColoradoText of Legislation
FloridaText of Legislation
IndianaText of Legislation
LouisianaText of Legislation
MichiganText of Legislation
Text of Legislation
MinnessotaText of Legislation
MississippiText of Legislation
MissouriText of Legislation
MontanaText of Legislation
NevadaText of Legislation
North DakotaText of Legislation
OklahomaText of Legislation
South DakotaText of Legislation
TennesseeText of Legislation
TexasText of Legislation
UtahText of Legislation
VirginiaText of Legislation
WyomingText of Legislation

Complete List of States With Right to Try Laws or Pending Legislation

StateLegislative Status / Link to Legislation
AlabamaSigned Into Law
AlaskaLegislation Introduced
ArizonaPassed by Ballot Measure
Legislation Introduced
ArkansasSigned Into Law
CaliforniaLegislation Introduced
ColoradoSigned Into Law
ConnecticutLegislation Introduced
DelawareLegislation Introduced
FloridaSigned Into Law
GeorgiaLegislation Introduced
HawaiiLegislation Introduced
IllinoisAwaiting Govern's Signature
IndianaSigned Into Law
KansasLegislation Introduced
LouisianaSigned Into Law
MaineLegislation Introduced
MassachusettsLegislation Introduced
MichiganSigned Into Law
Signed Into Law
MinnesotaSigned Into Law
MississippiSigned Into Law
MissouriSigned Into Law
MontanaSigned Into Law
NevadaSigned Into Law
New HampshireLegislation Introduced
New Jersey

Legislation Introduced
Legislation Introduced

New Mexico 
New YorkLegislation Introduced
North CarolinaAwaiting Governor's Signature
North DakotaSigned Into Law
OklahomaSigned Into Law
OregonLegislation Introduced
PennsylvaniaLegislation Introduced
Rhode IslandLegislation Introduced
South Carolina 
South DakotaSigned Into Law
TennesseeSigned Into Law
TexasSigned Into Law
UtahSigned Into Law
VirginiaSigned Into Law
West VirginiaLegislation Introduced
WisconsinLegislation Introduced
WyomingSigned Into Law
NationalLegislation Introduced


Additional Reading:

- See more at: http://www.raps.org/Regulatory-Focus/News/Right-to-Try/#sthash.pMsBWF5S.dpuf

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Tags: Right to Try, Right-to-Try, Compassionate Use, Expanded Access

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