Signing TX HB 3147 with Governor Greg Abbott
July 25, 2019, Austin TX:
Texas Governor Greg Abbott signs HB 3147 into law, ensuring more equitable access to medical technology through FDA clinical trial participation for cancer patients in Texas.

Lazarex Cancer Foundation applauds Texas lawmakers for passing a law to break barriers to cancer clinical trials and provide equal access to potentially life-saving breakthrough medical advancements.

Sponsored by Reps. Charles Creighton, Tan Parker, and Valoree Swanson, HB 3147 clarifies that providing reimbursement to patients is not considered inducement or undue influence and that nonprofit organizations may provide reimbursement for patients’ travel expenses to a clinical trial. This action opens the door to cancer patients who want to take part in clinical trials that provide advanced treatments but may not have the personal funds to travel to the trial site.
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