Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Delaware joins 23 other states requiring breast density reporting

Image courtesy: ACS
PARCA eNews – June 24, 2015 – Delaware’s breast density reporting bill was signed into law by Governor Jack Markell, joining 23 states that have already passed some sort of density reporting legislation. The law will go into effect in 180 days. 

Delaware joins North Dakota, Michigan (2015), Ohio, Missouri, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Minnesota, Arizona, New Jersey (2014) Tennessee, Hawaii, Maryland, Alabama, Nevada, Oregon, North Carolina, Pennsylvania (2013), Virginia, California, New York (2012), Texas (2011), and Connecticut (2009) to enact density reporting legislation to protect women from delayed diagnoses, according to Are you Dense, Inc. and advocacy group.

Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina and Washington have introduced similar bills in 2015. A federal bill, the Breast Density and Mammography Reporting Act of 2015, has been introduced in both the House and Senate. 

For more information about state, federal and regulatory efforts & a density reporting MAP go to AreYouDenseAdvocacy.org 

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