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§ 3091.2. Definitions

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 63. Public Health and Safety

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 63. Public Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 59B. Right to Try Act
63 Okl.St.Ann. § 3091.2
§ 3091.2. Definitions
For purposes of the Right to Try Act:
1. “Eligible patient” means a person who has:
a. a terminal illness, attested to by the patient's treating physician,
b. considered all other treatment options currently approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration,
c. been unable to participate in a clinical trial for the terminal illness within one hundred (100) miles of the patient's home address, or not been accepted to the clinical trial within one (1) week of completion of the clinical trial application process,
d. received a recommendation from his or her physician for the use of an investigational drug, biological product or device,
e. given written, informed consent for the use of the investigational drug, biological product or device or, if the patient is a minor or lacks the mental capacity to provide informed consent, a parent or legal guardian has given written, informed consent on the patient's behalf, and
f. documentation from his or her physician that he or she meets the requirements of this paragraph.
“Eligible patient” does not include a person being treated as an inpatient in a hospital licensed pursuant to the provisions of Section 1-701 et seq. of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes;
2. “Investigational drug, biological product or device” means a drug, biological product or device that has successfully completed phase one of a clinical trial but has not yet been approved for general use by the United States Food and Drug Administration and remains under investigation in a clinical trial approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration;
3. “Terminal illness” means a disease that, without life-sustaining procedures, will soon result in death or a state of permanent unconsciousness from which recovery is unlikely; and
4. “Written, informed consent” means a written document signed by the patient and attested to by the patient's physician and a witness that, at a minimum:
a. explains the currently approved products and treatments for the disease or condition from which the patient suffers,
b. attests to the fact that the patient concurs with his or her physician in believing that all currently approved and conventionally recognized treatments are unlikely to prolong the patient's life,
c. clearly identifies the specific proposed investigational drug, biological product or device that the patient is seeking to use,
d. describes the best and worst potential outcomes of using the investigational drug, biological product or device with a realistic description of the most likely outcome, including the possibility that new, unanticipated, different or worse symptoms might result, and that death could be hastened by the proposed treatment, based on the physician's knowledge of the proposed treatment in conjunction with an awareness of the patient's condition,
e. makes clear that the patient's health insurer and provider are not obligated to pay for any care or treatments consequent to the use of the investigational drug, biological product or device,
f. makes clear that the patient's eligibility for hospice care may be withdrawn if the patient begins curative treatment and care may be reinstated if the curative treatment ends and the patient meets hospice eligibility requirements,
g. makes clear that in-home health care may be denied if treatment begins, and
h. states that the patient understands that he or she is liable for all expenses consequent to the use of the investigational drug, biological product or device, and that this liability extends to the patient's estate unless a contract between the patient and the manufacturer of the drug, biological product or device states otherwise.

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Laws 2015, c. 112, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 2015.
63 Okl. St. Ann. § 3091.2, OK ST T. 63 § 3091.2
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 449 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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