Thursday, May 17, 2018

Illinois Senate Approves Breast Density Reporting Legislation.

The Radiology Business Journal (5/17, Walter) reports Illinois may “become the 36th state that requires mammography providers to notify patients when it is determined they have dense breast tissue” after the state Senate passed “breast density reporting legislation, HB4392.” The House is currently reviewing an identical bill from the Senate. Illinois State Sen. John Mulroe, a sponsor of the bill, said in a prepared statement, “Over the years of working on legislation to address breast cancer, I have heard the heart-wrenching tales of how this disease has ravaged women and their families. If this legislation can save just one life or start just one conversation between a patient and their doctor, it will be well worth the effort.”

Author: Nicole Hardy

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