SB 639 Requires mammography facilities to provide to patients certain information regarding breast density
Sponsor: Brown
LR Number: 4927S.02T Fiscal Note available
Committee: Veterans' Affairs and Health
Last Action: 7/1/2014 - Signed by Governor Journal Page: S1885
Title: SCS SB 639 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2014
House Handler: Allen

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Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 639 - Beginning January 1, 2015, on completion of a mammogram, a mammography facility shall provide information to the patient stating that if the mammogram demonstrates that the patient has dense breast tissue, such tissue could hide abnormalities and the patient might benefit from supplemental screening that may be suggested by the ordering physician.

The provisions of this act do not create a duty of care beyond the duty to provide the notice required under the act. Also, the information required by this act or evidence that a person violated this act is not admissible in a civil, judicial, or administrative proceeding.