Arkansas Legislators Recognized for Work on Step Therapy
Today, Senator Cecile Bledsoe and Representative DeAnn Vaught received awards for their recognition as 2021 SAIM Patient Access Champions, a well-deserved honor for their work on Step Therapy legislation in Arkansas.
During the 93rd General Assembly, Sen. Bledsoe and Rep. Vaught sponsored SB99, now Act 97. The law ensures step therapy protocols in Arkansas are based on widely accepted medical and clinical guidelines and provides a clear process for health care providers and patients to request exceptions to step therapy protocol.
Thanks to Sen. Bledsoe and Rep. Vaught, Arkansas has strong step therapy protection laws to ensure patients have timely access to treatments and medications best suited for their needs.
inVeritas CEO, Ruth Whitney was present for the award ceremony. inVeritas is proud to have played a part in helping to pass this important legislation.
Pictured (L to R) Rep. Vaught, Ruth Whitney, Sen. Bledsoe, and Dr. Shailendra Sigh
Pictured Rep. Vaught and Dr. Shailendra SighPictured (L to R) Brian Henderson, Dr. Shailendra Singh, Rep. Vaught, Sen. Bledsoe, and Jesse Lewis