senate Bill S6769B

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the duties of providers of mammography services to notify and inform patients if a mammogram demonstrates dense breast tissue

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 23, 2012 signed chap.265
Jul 20, 2012 delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2012 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.389
substituted for a9586d
referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1308
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 14, 2012 print number 6769b
amend (t) and recommit to insurance
May 11, 2012 print number 6769a
amend and recommit to insurance
Mar 20, 2012 referred to insurance

Votes

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Bill Amendments

Original
A
B (Active)
Original
A
B (Active)

Co-Sponsors

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S6769 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9586D
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2404-c, Pub Health L

S6769 - Summary

Relates to duties of providers of mammography services to notify and inform patients if a mammogram demonstrates dense breast tissue.

S6769 - Sponsor Memo

S6769 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

    S. 6769                                                  A. 9586

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                             March 20, 2012
                               ___________

IN  SENATE  --  Introduced  by  Sen.  FLANAGAN -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Insur-
  ance

IN  ASSEMBLY  -- Introduced by M. of A. JAFFEE -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Insurance

AN ACT to amend the insurance law and the public health law, in relation
  to supplemental screenings

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subparagraphs (A) and (C) of paragraph 11 of subsection (i)
of  section  3216 of the insurance law, as amended by chapter 219 of the
laws of 2011, are amended to read as follows:
  (A) Every policy that provides  coverage  for  hospital,  surgical  or
medical  care  shall  provide the following coverage for mammography AND
OTHER IMAGING screening for occult breast cancer:
  (i) upon the recommendation of a physician, a mammogram at any age for
covered persons having a prior history of breast cancer or  who  have  a
first degree relative with a prior history of breast cancer;
  (ii)  a single baseline mammogram for covered persons aged thirty-five
through thirty-nine, inclusive; [and]
  (iii) an annual mammogram for covered persons aged  forty  and  older;
AND
  (IV)  UPON RECOMMENDATION OF A PHYSICIAN, SUPPLEMENTAL SCREENING FOR A
COVERED PERSON USING OTHER IMAGING  MODALITIES  DEEMED  APPROPRIATE  FOR
ADJUVANT SCREENING BY AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY GUIDELINES TO DETECT
OCCULT BREAST CANCER IF:
  (A)  A  MAMMOGRAM  PERFORMED  PURSUANT  TO  THIS SUBPARAGRAPH DOES NOT
PROVIDE ADEQUATE SCREENING BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF THE  BREAST  TISSUE,
INCLUDING,  BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO,  THE  PRESENCE  OF HETEROGENEOUSLY OR
EXTREMELY DENSE BREAST TISSUE, AS DEFINED BY THE BREAST IMAGING  REPORT-
ING  AND  DATA  SYSTEM ESTABLISHED BY THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY,
THAT MAY LOWER THE SENSITIVITY OF MAMMOGRAPHY; OR,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15074-01-2

Co-Sponsors

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S6769A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9586D
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2404-c, Pub Health L

S6769A - Summary

Relates to duties of providers of mammography services to notify and inform patients if a mammogram demonstrates dense breast tissue.

S6769A - Sponsor Memo

S6769A - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

    S. 6769--A                                            A. 9586--A

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                             March 20, 2012
                               ___________

IN  SENATE -- Introduced by Sens. FLANAGAN, ALESI, BALL, GOLDEN, GRISAN-
  TI, HUNTLEY, JOHNSON, LAVALLE, OPPENHEIMER, PARKER, RITCHIE, STAVISKY,
  STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to
  be committed to the Committee on Insurance  --  committee  discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. JAFFEE, SWEENEY, GUNTHER, McENENY,
  ABINANTI, LANCMAN, COLTON, JACOBS, MILLMAN, BARRON, N. RIVERA, MAISEL,
  HOOPER, ROBERTS, RUSSELL, CASTRO, QUART, CAHILL,  GALEF,  ENGLEBRIGHT,
  O'DONNELL,  SCHIMEL,  SCARBOROUGH,  WEPRIN,  LINARES,  COOK, ROBINSON,
  CLARK, CYMBROWITZ, LATIMER, LIFTON, LAVINE, BRAUNSTEIN, PRETLOW, MOYA,
  J. RIVERA, GRAF -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of  A.  AMEDORE,  ARROYO,
  AUBRY,  BRENNAN,  BURLING,  CALHOUN,  CONTE,  CROUCH,  CURRAN, DUPREY,
  HAWLEY, HEVESI, LOSQUADRO, PEOPLES-STOKES, PERRY, RA, RAIA, P. RIVERA,
  SALADINO, SAYWARD, TENNEY, THIELE, TITONE, WEISENBERG -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Insurance -- committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the insurance law and the public health law, in relation
  to supplemental screenings

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subparagraphs (A) and (C) of paragraph 11 of subsection (i)
of  section  3216 of the insurance law, as amended by chapter 219 of the
laws of 2011, are amended to read as follows:
  (A) Every policy that provides  coverage  for  hospital,  surgical  or
medical  care  shall  provide the following coverage for mammography AND
OTHER IMAGING screening for occult breast cancer:
  (i) upon the recommendation of a physician, a mammogram at any age for
covered persons having a prior history of breast cancer or  who  have  a
first degree relative with a prior history of breast cancer;
  (ii)  a single baseline mammogram for covered persons aged thirty-five
through thirty-nine, inclusive; [and]

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

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S6769B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9586D
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2404-c, Pub Health L

S6769B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to duties of providers of mammography services to notify and inform patients if a mammogram demonstrates dense breast tissue.

S6769B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6769B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 6769--B

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 20, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  FLANAGAN, ALESI, BALL, GOLDEN, GRISANTI, HUNTLEY,
  JOHNSON, LAVALLE, OPPENHEIMER,  PARKER,  PERKINS,  RITCHIE,  STAVISKY,
  STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to
  be  committed  to  the Committee on Insurance -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public  health  law,  in  relation  to  supplemental
  screenings

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
2404-c to read as follows:
  S  2404-C. BREAST CANCER; DUTY OF PROVIDERS OF MAMMOGRAPHY SERVICES TO
NOTIFY AND INFORM.  EVERY PROVIDER OF MAMMOGRAPHY SERVICES SHALL,  IF  A
PATIENT'S  MAMMOGRAM DEMONSTRATES DENSE BREAST TISSUE, PROVIDE NOTIFICA-
TION TO SUCH PATIENT THAT SHALL INCLUDE, BUT  NOT  BE  LIMITED  TO,  THE
FOLLOWING  INFORMATION,  IN  ANY SUMMARY OF THE MAMMOGRAPHY REPORT SENT,
PURSUANT TO THE  FEDERAL  MAMMOGRAPHY  QUALITY  STANDARDS  ACT,  TO  THE
PATIENT:
  YOUR  MAMMOGRAM  SHOWS  THAT YOUR BREAST TISSUE IS DENSE. DENSE BREAST
TISSUE IS VERY COMMON AND IS NOT ABNORMAL. HOWEVER, DENSE BREAST  TISSUE
CAN MAKE IT HARDER TO FIND CANCER ON A MAMMOGRAM AND MAY ALSO BE ASSOCI-
ATED WITH AN INCREASED RISK OF BREAST CANCER.
  THIS INFORMATION ABOUT THE RESULT OF YOUR MAMMOGRAM IS GIVEN TO YOU TO
RAISE  YOUR AWARENESS. USE THIS INFORMATION TO TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT
YOUR OWN RISKS FOR BREAST CANCER. AT THAT TIME, ASK YOUR DOCTOR IF  MORE
SCREENING  TESTS  MIGHT  BE USEFUL, BASED ON YOUR RISK. A REPORT OF YOUR
RESULTS WAS SENT TO YOUR PHYSICIAN.
  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION DENSE BREAST TISSUE SHALL MEAN HETER-
OGENEOUSLY DENSE OR EXTREMELY DENSE  TISSUE  AS  DEFINED  IN  NATIONALLY
RECOGNIZED GUIDELINES OR SYSTEMS FOR BREAST IMAGING REPORTING OF MAMMOG-
RAPHY  SCREENING,  INCLUDING,  BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO, THE BREAST IMAGING

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15074-11-2

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