State Outlook

The Amputee Coalition will be resuming efforts to introduce and pass Insurance Fairness for Amputees in 2020. We are actively seeking advocates to support efforts to pass the legislation.

Legislative Activity

The Rhode Island General Assembly passed Insurance Fairness for Amputee legislation in 2006. SB2176 received minimal opposition in both the House and the Senate and became law without Governor Donald Carcieri (R) signature on July 7th, 2006.

State Government Information

The Democratic Party controls both chambers of the State Legislature and the Office of the Governor.

Rhode Island’s State Legislature works on a two year cycle. Session runs from January until July each year.

The Office of Governor has an election every four years that coincides with Congressional Mid-Term Elections. The next election will be held in 2022. An individual elected to the Office of the Governor can serve two consecutive terms. The Governor is responsible for signing legislation into law and granting formal proclamations, such as Limb Loss Awareness Month.

The Rhode Island Division of Insurance is housed in the Department of Business Regulation. Governor appoints the Commissioner of Insurance to observe the oversight of the insurance industry. The division provides information about insurance payment reforms and the ability to file a complaint against an insurance provider.

Get Involved

The Amputee Coalition needs support from the limb loss/difference community. If you are interested in aiding our efforts:

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