Bill Text: IL SB1506 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Enrolled


Bill Title: Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Repeals a provision requiring the Department of Public Health to enforce provisions regarding the duty of providers of mammography services to provide specific notifications if a patient's mammogram demonstrates dense breast tissue and requires the Illinois Emergency management Agency to enforce the provisions.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 7-4)

Status: (Enrolled) 2019-05-31 - Passed Both Houses [SB1506 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-SB1506-Enrolled.html



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1 AN ACT concerning State government.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 1. Short title; references to Act.
5 (a) Short title. This Act may be cited as the Dense Breast
6Tissue Act.
7 (b) References to Act. This Act may be referred to as the
8Patti Beyer Act of Illinois.
9 Section 5. Applicability. This Act applies to a facility
10that provides mammography services in the State of Illinois.
11 Section 10. Breast cancer; duty of providers of mammography
12services to notify and inform.
13 (a) As used in this Section, "dense breast tissue" means
14heterogeneously dense or extremely dense tissue as defined in
15nationally recognized guidelines or systems for breast imaging
16reporting of mammography screening, including, but not limited
17to, the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System of the
18American College of Radiology, and any equivalent new terms, as
19such guidelines or systems are updated.
20 (b) If a patient's mammogram demonstrates dense breast
21tissue, the provider of mammography services shall provide in a
22summary of the mammography report sent to the patient in

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1accordance with the federal Mammography Quality Standards Act a
2notice substantially similar to the following:
3 "Your mammogram indicates you have dense breast
4 tissue. Dense breast tissue is normal and identified on
5 mammograms in about 50% of women. Dense breast tissue can
6 make it more difficult to detect cancer on a mammogram and
7 may be associated with an increased risk for breast cancer.
8 Despite these limitations, screening mammograms have been
9 proven to save lives. Continue to have routine screening
10 mammography whether or not additional exams are suggested
11 for you. This information is provided to raise your
12 awareness of the impact of breast density on cancer
13 detection. For further information about dense breast
14 tissue, as well as other breast cancer risk factors,
15 contact your breast imaging health care provider.".
16 (c) A facility that performs mammography may update the
17language in the notice under subsection (b) to reflect advances
18in science and technology as long as it continues to notify
19patients about dense breast tissue and its effect on the
20accuracy of mammograms and encourages patients to discuss the
21issue with their health care provider.
22 (d) This Section does not create a duty of care or other
23legal obligation beyond the duty to provide notice as set forth
24in this Section.
25 (20 ILCS 2310/2310-697 rep.)

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1 Section 90. The Department of Public Health Powers and
2Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
3amended by repealing Section 2310-697.
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