SB 0379 Modifies the cancer information reporting system to ensure complete reporting
LR Number:L1703.03C Fiscal Note:1703-03
Committee:Public Health and Welfare
Last Action:04/13/99 - HCS Reported Do Pass H Public Health Committee Journal page:H1217
Title:HCS SB 379
Effective Date:August 28, 1999
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HCS/SB 379 - This act allows the cancer information reporting system to collect data required for the receipt of federal grant funds under the Cancer Registries Amendment Act (42 U.S.C. 280e, et seq.), as amended. Currently, hospitals are required to report all cases of cancer that have been diagnosed or treated, but due to new technologies many cancers are identified and treated outside hospital settings. This act adds other health and elder care facilities to the list of those that must report every cancer case as a condition of federal funding. Reports shall be filed within six months of diagnosis or treatment. If a facility is already utilizing a centralized reporting system for cancer cases, duplicate reporting will not be required.

Finally, a new section is added which limits the liability of anyone who provides information to or has access to information from the cancer reporting registry.

This act is similar to HB 191 and HB 454.