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Modified: January 23, 2008 at 7:23 am •  Published: January 23, 2008
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Steffanie's Law
Senate Bill 5121 is named for Steffanie Collings, an 18-year-old Noble resident whose health insurance carrier refused to pay for stem cell treatment for a brain tumor that threatens her life.

The law requires ...
Backers of SB 5121 say the legislation would require heath insurance providers in Oklahoma to cover routine costs for patients participating in a clinical trial.

What the supporters say ...
The backers of Steffanie's Law say they are not asking insurance providers to cover any care that would not be covered if patients were receiving routine standard treatment.

Source: The Oklahoma Brain Tumor Foundation