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Learn About Clinical Trials

  • Posted: 12/19/2002
  • Reviewed: 12/17/2008

Insurance Coverage: Rhode Island

Rhode Island

For more information about insurance coverage of clinical trial costs, see this feature's main page: States That Require Health Plans to Cover Patient Care Costs in Clinical Trials.


Legislation: Senate Bill 2623; Senate Bill 1, House Bill 5062

Effective: 1995 (SB 2623); 1998 (SB1, HB 5062)

What clinical trials are covered?

Phase II, III, and IV cancer clinical trials approved by one of the following:

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • A community clinical oncology program
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • A qualified nongovernmental research entity, as identified by an NIH support grant.

Who is required to pay?

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