This week, the Iowa House passed House File 2203 to ensure that Iowans have the ability to seek care for their loved ones. In 2017, the legislature unanimously passed the Right to Try law to allow for terminally ill individuals to access investigational drugs that have not been fully approved by the FDA. This bill expands the Right to Try to also include off-label drugs and for individuals on life support.
This bill also clarifies liability protections the legislature passed in 2020 for health care providers related to COVID. The bill expands those protections for health care providers to also ensure that they cannot be disciplined by their licensing board for those same protections, including prescribing and dispensing off-label drugs for the treatment of COVID.