AN ACT REQUIRING HEALTH CARE FACILITIES THAT PERFORM MAMMOGRAPHY EXAMINATIONS TO COMMUNICATE MAMMOGRAPHIC BREAST DENSITY INFORMATION TO PATIENTS AND TO MAKE A CORRECTION TO A STATUTE INVOLVING THE CANCER REGISTRY. Enacted July 23, 2013. Effective January 1, 2014.
Summary date: Jul 24 2013 - View summary
Summary date: Jun 19 2013 - View summary
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Makes organizational changes to GS 130A-215.5, replacing subdivisions (1) and (2) with subsections (a) and (b). Deletes directive that all health care facilities must provide all patients who receive diagnostic or screening mammograms with informative material about breast density; instead, provides that patients who receive diagnostic or screening mammograms may bedirected to informative materialabout breast density. Requires that the mammography report summary include notice to the patient that states, "Your mammogram indicates that you may have dense breast tissue." (was, "Your mammogram indicates that you have dense breast tissue"). Also requires that the notice inform the patient that (1) dense breast tissue is found in more than 40% of womenand (2) a report of the patient's results has been sent to the patient's doctor. Deletes requirement that the Medical Care Commission must adopt rules requiring adherence to GS 130A-215.5 as a condition of receiving state certification for all facilities performing mammograms. Changes the effective date of this act to January 1, 2014 (was, October 1, 2013).
Summary date: Apr 9 2013 - View summary
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition. Makes a clarifying change to subdivision (1) of new GS 130A-215.5, replacing "lay letter" with the term "summary of the mammography report." Also makes a clarifying change to subdivision (2).
Directs the Medical Care Commission to adopt rules requiring adherence to GS 130A-215.5 as a condition of receiving state certification for all facilities performing mammography procedures.
Makes a conforming change to the title of this act.
Summary date: Mar 27 2013 - View summary
Enacts new GS 130A-215.5 to require health care facilities performing mammography exams to do the following: (1) include in the lay letter required by federal law to be provided to the patient information identifying the patient's individual breast density level, based on the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System; also includes language to be included if the patient has heterogeneously or extremely dense breasts and (2) provide all patients receiving diagnostic or screening mammograms with informative material about breast density. Amends GS 130A-211 to make a technical change by no longer providing immunity to individuals making a report under GS 130A-210 (which has been repealed) to the central cancer registry. Effective October 1, 2013.