LOU LEG Hope for Louisiana Patients


On Jun. 4, LOU LEG passed bill on individual investigational treatment.


  • LOU LEG passsed bill HB 899 enacting the new Hope for Louisiana Patients Law.
  • The bill creates new sections LOU LEG 40-1300.71 through LOU LEG 40-1300.79.
  • Bill Provisions
  • Provides access to individualized investigative treatment for patients with life-threatening illnesses; permits the expansion of existing insurance coverage provisions.
  • Prohibits actions against healthcare providers and private causes of action and insurance mandates; establishes provisions for the death of a patient, related matters.
  • Legislative History
  • On Apr. 2, 2024, bill introduced in House; on Apr. 30, 2024, bill passed in House.
  • On May 1, 2024, bill introduced in Senate; on May 23, 2024, bill passed in Senate.
  • On May 29, 2024, House concurred; on Jun. 4, 2024, bill sent to the governor.
  • Effectiveness
  • If enacted, bill becomes effective on Aug. 1, 2024.
  • Jun. 19, 2024 LOU LEG Governor Approval
  • On Jun. 19, 2024, LOU LEG reported governor signed bill into law, assigned Act 750.

Regulators LOU LEG
Entity Types Ins
Reference Act 750, 6/19/2024; Bill HB899, 6/4/2024; Citation: *LOU LEG* 40, 40-1300.71;
Functions Claims/Accelerated Benefits; Compliance; Financial; Legal; Product Administration; Underwriting
Countries United States of America
Category
State
Products Insurance; Insurance-Health
Regions Am
Rule Type Final
Rule Date 6/4/2024
Effective Date 8/1/2024
Rule Id 214501
Linked to N/A
Reg. Last Update 6/19/2024
Report Section US Insurance

Last substantive update on 06/26/2024