Rhode Island has enacted Insurance Fairness for Amputees legislation.
Insurance Fairness History
The Rhode Island General Assembly passed Insurance Fairness for Amputee legislation in 2006. Senate Bill 2176 received minimal opposition in both the House and the Senate and became law without Governor Donald Carcieri (R) signature on July 7th, 2006.
The Rhode Island General Assembly works on a two year cycle and in 2019 will be in the first year of their cycle. The 2019 Legislative Session convenes January 1st and will tentatively conclude mid-July. The Rhode Island General has not set an introduction deadline for the 2019 Legislative Session.
Currently, the Democratic Party controls both chambers of the State Legislature and the Office of the Governor.
In order to move forward with other legislative initiatives beyond Insurance Fairness, the Amputee Coalition needs the backing of the limb loss community. We are actively seeking advocates to support or advocacy efforts in Rhode Island. Connect with the Amputee Coalition or your insurance company through Amplify, your State Representation and the Rhode Island Division of Insurance to express your concern about issues affecting the limb loss community.