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The National MS Society and MS activists advocate at the federal, state and local levels for increased MS research, access to quality care, disability rights, long-term services and supports and awareness and organizational support.

 

Oregon Legislation: 2019

Legislative Session: January 22 – Sine Die June 30
2020 Session:  February 3 – March 8, 2020  (35-day session)

Streamline Step Therapy and Prior Authorization Protocols (Utilization Management Protocols) — DIED in Ways & Means committee
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Oregon Chapter, supports efforts to base treatment decisions on research and medical expertise rather than cost alone.

Oregon Utilization Management Position Statement

Caregiver Respite RELIEF Act — DIED in Ways & Means committee
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Oregon Chapter, supports efforts to give Oregon’s’ 469,000 family caregivers the supports they need to care for themselves and the ones they care for.

Oregon Caregiver Respite RELIEF Act AARP one-pager

Department of Consumer & Business Services (DCBS) 60-day Prior Authorizations — PASSED 6.17.2019 — Effective 1.1.2020
The National MS Society, Oregon Chapter, support efforts to increase transparency and access in health care decision making.

Prescription Drug Manufacturer Price Increase Notification — PASSED 6.11.2019 — Effective 1.1.2020
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Oregon Chapter, supports efforts to improve transparency across the health system, including prescription drug costs and pricing.

Other Important Bills in Oregon

Oregon Family & Medical Leave Act of 2019 — PASSED 6.30.2019 — Effective 1.1.2022

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Oregon Chapter, supports efforts to improve the lives of all Oregonians affected by MS.

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