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S.B. 32

             1     

BREAST CANCER PREVENTION AMENDMENTS

             2     
2012 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Karen Mayne

             5     
House Sponsor: Ronda Rudd Menlove

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill amends the Mammogram Quality Assurance Chapter of the Utah Health Code.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    requires a facility that performs screening or diagnostic mammography to provide a
             13      patient who has dense breast tissue with notice of options for additional screening.
             14      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             15          None
             16      Other Special Clauses:
             17          None
             18      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             19      AMENDS:
             20          26-21a-203, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             21     
             22      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             23          Section 1. Section 26-21a-203 is amended to read:
             24           26-21a-203. Department rulemaking authority.
             25          The department shall make rules under Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative
             26      Rulemaking Act:
             27          (1) establishing quality assurance standards for all facilities performing screening or


             28      diagnostic mammography and developing mammogram x-ray films, including procedures for
             29      clinical follow-up of abnormal mammograms; [and]
             30          (2) providing for:
             31          (a) collection and periodic reporting of mammography examinations and clinical
             32      follow-up data to the department;
             33          (b) certification and revocation of certification of mammogram facilities;
             34          (c) inspection of mammogram facilities, including entry of agents of the department
             35      into the facilities for inspections;
             36          (d) setting fees for certification; and
             37          (e) an appeal process regarding department certification decisions[.]; and
             38          (3) requiring the following information to be included in mammography results sent to
             39      a patient with dense breast tissue:
             40          " Mammography is the only breast cancer screening examination which has been shown
             41      in multiple, randomized clinical trials to reduce death rate from breast cancer. However, it is
             42      not a perfect test, specifically in women with dense breast tissue. Because your mammogram
             43      demonstrates that you have dense breast tissue, you may benefit from supplementary screening
             44      tests, depending on your personal risk factors and family history. Although other screening
             45      tests may find additional cancers, they may not necessarily increase survival. Nevertheless, you
             46      should discuss your mammography results with your health care provider. A copy of your
             47      mammography report has been sent to your health care provider's office. Please contact your
             48      health care provider if you have any questions or concerns about this notice."




Legislative Review Note
    as of 12-2-11 1:19 PM


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