Senate File 205 - Reprinted SENATE FILE 205 BY COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RESOURCES (SUCCESSOR TO SF 80) (As Amended and Passed by the Senate February 24, 2015 ) A BILL FOR An Act establishing a notification requirement for mammogram 1 reports to patients. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 SF 205 (3) 86 pf/nh/jh
S.F. 205 Section 1. Section 136C.3, subsection 10, Code 2015, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 10. a. Adopt rules specifying the minimum training and 3 performance standards for an individual using a radiation 4 machine for mammography, and other rules necessary to 5 implement section 136C.15 . The rules shall complement federal 6 requirements applicable to similar radiation machinery and 7 shall not be less stringent than those federal requirements. 8 b. (1) Adopt rules to require that, by January 1, 2016, 9 a facility at which mammography services are performed shall 10 include information on breast density in mammogram reports sent 11 to patients pursuant to regulations implementing the federal 12 Mammography Quality Standards Act of 1992, Pub. L. No. 102-539, 13 as amended. If a patient is categorized by an interpreting 14 physician at the facility as having heterogeneously dense 15 breasts or extremely dense breasts based on standards as 16 defined in nationally recognized guidelines or systems for 17 breast imaging reporting of mammography screening, including 18 the breast imaging reporting and data system of the American 19 college of radiology, the report to the patient shall include 20 notice that the patient has dense breast tissue, that this may 21 make it more difficult to detect cancer on a mammogram, and 22 that it may increase the patient’s risk of breast cancer. The 23 notice may contain the following language: 24 ”State law requires the following notification: 25 Your mammogram indicates that you have dense breast tissue. 26 Dense breast tissue may make it more difficult to evaluate the 27 results of your mammogram and may also be associated with an 28 increased risk of breast cancer. You are encouraged to consult 29 with your primary health care provider regarding the results of 30 your mammogram. Together you can best decide which additional 31 screening options may be right for you based on your mammogram 32 results, individual risk factors, or physical examination.” 33 (2) Nothing in this paragraph “b” shall be construed to 34 modify the existing liability of a facility where mammography 35 -1- SF 205 (3) 86 pf/nh/jh 1/ 2
S.F. 205 services are performed beyond the duty to provide the 1 information set forth in this paragraph “b” . 2 (3) Nothing in this paragraph “b” shall be deemed to require 3 a notice or the provision of information that is inconsistent 4 with the provisions of the federal Mammography Quality 5 Standards Act of 1992, Pub. L. No. 102-539, as amended, or any 6 regulations promulgated pursuant to that Act. 7 -2- SF 205 (3) 86 pf/nh/jh 2/ 2