SB 0031 DOH to create osteoporosis prevention & education program
Committee:PUBHLR Number:S0106.01I
Last Action:02/22/95 - Voted Do Pass S Public Health & Welfare Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 1995
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Current Bill Summary

SB 31 - This act establishes the Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program within the Department of Health. The program shall promote public awareness of the causes of osteoporosis, options for prevention, the value of early detection and possible treatments, including the benefits and risks of those treatments. The program will be funded by available federal funds, appropriated state funds and any funds received from any other sources.

The State Board of Health shall serve as an advisory board to the Department of Health with respect to the prevention and education activities and shall assist in the implementation of this act.

The Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program shall make educational materials available to consumers, particularly to high-risk groups, through local health departments, physicians, health maintenance organizations, hospitals, women's organizations and other providers. The program will also develop and maintain a list of current providers specializing in services for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Distribution of the list of providers will be accompanied with a description of diagnostic procedures, appropriate indications for their use, and a statement about the current status of osteoporosis research, prevention and treatment.

See Truly Agreed To HB 212.