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2021-2022 Regular Session

Insurers prohibited from discriminating against people with prescription naloxone

Under a new law, when an insurer is determining whether to issue, renew, cancel or modify a life insurance policy, they cannot make an underwriting determination based solely on information revealing that a proposed insured has a prescription for an opiate antagonist.

An “opiate antagonist” means naloxone hydrochloride or any similarly acting drug approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of a drug overdose.

Effective Aug. 1, 2021, the law is sponsored by Rep. Erin Koegel (DFL-Spring Lake Park) and Sen. Mark Koran (R-North Branch).


New Laws 2021

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HF0652* / SF0837 / CH10
House Chief Author: Koegel
Senate Chief Author: Koran
Effective Dates: See chapter summary in the file link above.
* The legislative bill marked with an asterisk denotes the file submitted to the governor.