|SAME AS||SAME AS S06769-B|
|COSPNSR||Sweeney, Gunther, McEneny, Abinanti, Lancman, Colton, Jacobs, Millman, Barron, Rivera N, Maisel, Hooper, Roberts, Russell, Castro, Quart, Cahill, Galef, Englebright, O'Donnell, Schimel, Scarborough, Weprin, Linares, Cook, Robinson, Clark, Cymbrowitz, Latimer, Lifton, Lavine, Braunstein, Pretlow, Moya, Rivera J, Graf, Simanowitz, Stevenson, Titus, Magnarelli, Meng, Gibson, Morelle, Cusick, Ramos, Gabryszak, Rosenthal, Schimminger, Simotas, Reilly, Barrett|
|MLTSPNSR||Abbate, Amedore, Arroyo, Aubry, Brennan, Burling, Butler, Calhoun, Conte, Crespo, Crouch, Curran, DenDekker, Dinowitz, Duprey, Hawley, Hevesi, Losquadro, Lupardo, Magee, Markey, Miller J, Montesano, Murray, Peoples-Stokes, Perry, Ra, Raia, Rivera P, Saladino, Sayward, Tenney, Thiele, Titone, Weinstein, Weisenberg|
|Add S2404-c, Pub Health L|
|Relates to duties of providers of mammography services to notify and inform patients if a mammogram demonstrates dense breast tissue.|
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 9586--D IN ASSEMBLY March 20, 2012 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. JAFFEE, SWEENEY, GUNTHER, McENENY, ABINANTI, LANCMAN, COLTON, JACOBS, MILLMAN, BARRON, N. RIVERA, MAISEL, HOOPER, ROBERTS, RUSSELL, CASTRO, QUART, CAHILL, GALEF, ENGLEBRIGHT, O'DONNELL, SCHIMEL, SCARBOROUGH, WEPRIN, LINARES, COOK, ROBINSON, CLARK, CYMBROWITZ, LATIMER, LIFTON, LAVINE, BRAUNSTEIN, PRETLOW, MOYA, J. RIVERA, GRAF, SIMANOWITZ, STEVENSON, TITUS, MAGNARELLI, MENG, GIBSON, MORELLE, CUSICK, RAMOS, GABRYSZAK, ROSENTHAL, SCHIMMINGER, SIMOTAS, REILLY -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ABBATE, AMEDORE, ARROYO, AUBRY, BRENNAN, BURLING, BUTLER, CALHOUN, CONTE, CRESPO, CROUCH, CURRAN, DenDEKKER, DINOWITZ, DUPREY, HAWLEY, HEVESI, LOSQUA- DRO, LUPARDO, MAGEE, MARKEY, J. MILLER, MONTESANO, MURRAY, PEOPLES-STOKES, PERRY, RA, RAIA, P. RIVERA, SALADINO, SAYWARD, TENNEY, THIELE, TITONE, WEISENBERG -- read once and referred to the Committee on Insurance -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee -- again reported from said committee with amendments, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee -- reference changed to the Committee on Health -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee -- reported and referred to the Committee on Codes -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to supplemental screenings The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 2 2404-c to read as follows: 3 § 2404-c. Breast cancer; duty of providers of mammography services to 4 notify and inform. Every provider of mammography services shall, if a 5 patient's mammogram demonstrates dense breast tissue, provide notifica- 6 tion to such patient that shall include, but not be limited to, the 7 following information, in any summary of the mammography report sent, 8 pursuant to the federal mammography quality standards act, to the 9 patient: EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD15074-10-2A. 9586--D 2 1 Your mammogram shows that your breast tissue is dense. Dense breast 2 tissue is very common and is not abnormal. However, dense breast tissue 3 can make it harder to find cancer on a mammogram and may also be associ- 4 ated with an increased risk of breast cancer. 5 This information about the result of your mammogram is given to you to 6 raise your awareness. Use this information to talk to your doctor about 7 your own risks for breast cancer. At that time, ask your doctor if more 8 screening tests might be useful, based on your risk. A report of your 9 results was sent to your physician. 10 For the purposes of this section dense breast tissue shall mean heter- 11 ogeneously dense or extremely dense tissue as defined in nationally 12 recognized guidelines or systems for breast imaging reporting of mammog- 13 raphy screening, including, but not limited to, the breast imaging 14 reporting and data system of the American College of Radiology, and any 15 equivalent new terms, as such guidelines or systems are updated. 16 § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after 17 it shall have become a law.