The proposed legislation would require the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs to provide the best care for mental health conditions.
State health officials confirm the number has risen to 44 confirmed cases and one additional preliminary positive.
The bill’s Senate sponsor says it makes sense to let people with fatal conditions try medications even if they haven’t received final FDA approval.
One Senate committee this week approved a bill regulating the state’s vaping industry while another held off on legislation aimed at helping the terminally ill.
Health officials face a complicated task in tracking down those people who might be infected and then containing the unprecedented outbreak.
Attorney General Greg Zoeller made regulating e-cigarettes one of his priorities this session, but the bill does nothing regarding e-cigarettes themselves.
A Senate committee Wednesday unanimously approved the requirements.
Senate lawmakers say they want more time to work on a bill allowing terminally ill patients to try experimental drugs.
Modeled after similar laws in Illinois and Rhode Island, it spells out certain rights for homeless people.
Those who learned of the penalty while filing their 2014 taxes can sign up during a special enrollment period.