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A09586 Summary:

BILL NOA09586D
 
SAME ASSAME AS S06769-B
 
SPONSORJaffee
 
COSPNSRSweeney, 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
 
MLTSPNSRAbbate, 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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A09586 Text:



 
                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.
                                                                   LBD15074-10-2

        A. 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.
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