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A168, R174, S339
Sponsors: Senators Lourie and Scott
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Introduced in the Senate on January 15, 2015
Introduced in the House on March 17, 2015
Last Amended on April 19, 2016
Passed by the General Assembly on April 26, 2016
Governor's Action: May 12, 2016, Signed
Summary: Hope's Law
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/15/2015 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 19) 1/15/2015 Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 19) 3/10/2015 Senate Committee report: Favorable Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 19) 3/11/2015 Scrivener's error corrected 3/12/2015 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 10) 3/12/2015 Senate Roll call Ayes-41 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 10) 3/17/2015 Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 19) 3/17/2015 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 34) 3/17/2015 House Referred to Committee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 34) 4/13/2016 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs (House Journal-page 79) 4/19/2016 House Amended (House Journal-page 23) 4/19/2016 House Read second time (House Journal-page 23) 4/19/2016 House Roll call Yeas-90 Nays-1 (House Journal-page 24) 4/20/2016 House Read third time and returned to Senate with amendments (House Journal-page 228) 4/26/2016 Senate Concurred in House amendment and enrolled (Senate Journal-page 93) 4/26/2016 Senate Roll call Ayes-41 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 93) 5/11/2016 Ratified R 174 5/12/2016 Signed By Governor 5/18/2016 Effective date 05/12/16 5/23/2016 Act No. 168
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(A168, R174, S339)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT "HOPE'S LAW" BY ADDING SECTION 44-115-160 SO AS TO REQUIRE MAMMOGRAM PROVIDERS TO PROVIDE A MAMMOGRAM REPORT TO PATIENTS ABOUT BREAST DENSITY AND TO REQUIRE THESE PROVIDERS TO INCLUDE A CONSPICUOUS NOTICE WHEN A MAMMOGRAM SHOWS THE PRESENCE OF DENSE BREAST TISSUE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. This act is entitled "Hope's Law".
Mammogram report requirements
SECTION 2. Chapter 115, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 44-115-160. A mammography report must be provided to a patient by the mammogram provider, and this report must include information about breast density based on the requirements of the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System established by the American College of Radiology. Where applicable, this report must include:
(1) a notice in conspicuous language which states: 'Your mammogram shows that your breast tissue is dense. Dense tissue is common and is not abnormal. However, dense breast tissue can make it harder to evaluate the results of your mammogram and also may be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. This information about the results of your mammogram is given to you to raise your awareness and to inform your conversations with your doctor. Together, you can decide which screening options are right for you. A report of your results was sent to your physician.'; and
(2) consumer or patient information available from the American College of Radiology about breast density and mammogram reports."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 11th day of May, 2016.
Approved the 12th day of May, 2016.
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