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Full Text of HB3765  98th General Assembly


Rep. Michael P. McAuliffe

Filed: 3/6/2014





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 3765 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Department of Public Health Powers and
5Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
6amended by changing Section 2310-345 as follows:
7    (20 ILCS 2310/2310-345)  (was 20 ILCS 2310/55.49)
8    Sec. 2310-345. Breast cancer; written summary regarding
9early detection and treatment.
10    (a) From funds made available for this purpose, the
11Department shall publish, in layman's language, a standardized
12written summary outlining methods for the early detection and
13diagnosis of breast cancer. The summary shall include
14recommended guidelines for screening and detection of breast
15cancer through the use of techniques that shall include but not
16be limited to self-examination, clinical breast exams, and



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1diagnostic radiology.
2    (b) The summary shall also suggest that women seek
3mammography services from facilities that are certified to
4perform mammography as required by the federal Mammography
5Quality Standards Act of 1992.
6    (c) The summary shall also include the medically viable
7alternative methods for the treatment of breast cancer,
8including, but not limited to, hormonal, radiological,
9chemotherapeutic, or surgical treatments or combinations
10thereof. The summary shall contain information on breast
11reconstructive surgery, including, but not limited to, the use
12of breast implants and their side effects. The summary shall
13inform the patient of the advantages, disadvantages, risks, and
14dangers of the various procedures. The summary shall include
15(i) a statement that mammography is the most accurate method
16for making an early detection of breast cancer, however, no
17diagnostic tool is 100% effective, (ii) the benefits of
18clinical breast exams, and (iii) instructions for performing
19breast self-examination and a statement that it is important to
20perform a breast self-examination monthly.
21    (c-5) The summary shall specifically address the benefits
22of early detection and review the clinical standard
23recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and
24Prevention and the American Cancer Society for mammography,
25clinical breast exams, and breast self-exams.
26    (c-10) The summary shall also inform individuals that



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1public and private insurance providers shall pay for clinical
2breast exams as part of an exam, as indicated by guidelines of
4    (c-15) The summary shall also inform individuals, in
5layman's terms, of the meaning and consequences of "dense
6breast tissue" under the guidelines of the Breast Imaging
7Reporting and Data System of the American College of Radiology
8and potential recommended follow-up tests or studies.
9    (d) In developing the summary, the Department shall consult
10with the Advisory Board of Cancer Control, the Illinois State
11Medical Society and consumer groups. The summary shall be
12updated by the Department every 2 years.
13    (e) The summaries shall additionally be translated into
14Spanish, and the Department shall conduct a public information
15campaign to distribute the summaries to the Hispanic women of
16this State in order to inform them of the importance of early
17detection and mammograms.
18    (f) The Department shall distribute the summary to
19hospitals, public health centers, and physicians who are likely
20to perform or order diagnostic tests for breast disease or
21treat breast cancer by surgical or other medical methods. Those
22hospitals, public health centers, and physicians shall make the
23summaries available to the public. The Department shall also
24distribute the summaries to any person, organization, or other
25interested parties upon request. The summaries may be
26duplicated by any person, provided the copies are identical to



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1the current summary prepared by the Department.
2    (g) The summary shall display, on the inside of its cover,
3printed in capital letters, in bold face type, the following
5    "The information contained in this brochure regarding
6recommendations for early detection and diagnosis of breast
7disease and alternative breast disease treatments is only for
8the purpose of assisting you, the patient, in understanding the
9medical information and advice offered by your physician. This
10brochure cannot serve as a substitute for the sound
11professional advice of your physician. The availability of this
12brochure or the information contained within is not intended to
13alter, in any way, the existing physician-patient
14relationship, nor the existing professional obligations of
15your physician in the delivery of medical services to you, the
17    (h) The summary shall be updated when necessary.
18(Source: P.A. 98-502, eff. 1-1-14.)".