Monday, May 16, 2016

More Than Half of US States Have Passed Breast Density Notification Laws

Diagnostic Imaging (5/13) reported on breast density notification laws, which have been passed in more than half of US states. The article points out that “the ACR has provided some resources for physicians who would like to learn more about the breast density laws.” The group also has “some sample lay report letters for physicians’ use or adaptation.”

South Carolina Passes Breast Density Reporting Bill. HealthImaging (5/13, Leider) reported that “South Carolina has become the latest state to enact mandatory breast density reporting with the...passage of the Density Reporting Bill, S339.” The legislation “requires mammography providers to give patients a report about breast density, including a ‘conspicuous notice’ when the mammogram shows the presence of dense breast tissue.” 


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