Mammography; provider must notify patient about dense breast tissue. (HB1778)

Introduced By

Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station) with support from 23 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Bob Brink (D-Arlington), Del. Barbara Comstock (R-McLean), Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville), Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Matthew James (D-Portsmouth), Del. Rob Krupicka (D-Alexandria), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Joe May (R-Leesburg), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge), Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville), Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt), Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton), Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg), Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Mammography results; information about dense breast tissue. Clarifies the conditions under which a mammography services provider must notify a patient of dense breast tissue and adds language to the notice that must be sent to patients under the existing law. Amends § 32.1-229, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/08/2013Committee
01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101119D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/14/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1778)
01/22/2013Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2013Committee substitute printed 13104024D-H1
01/23/2013Read first time
01/24/2013Read second time
01/24/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104024D-H1
01/24/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1778H1
01/25/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/25/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2013Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/29/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1778H1)
02/07/2013Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Read third time
02/11/2013Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Enrolled
02/14/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1778ER)
02/14/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1778ER)
02/14/2013Signed by Speaker
02/14/2013Signed by President
03/13/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 282 (effective 7/1/13)
03/13/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0282)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 45 seconds.

Comments

Joseph Hoyle writes:

Only extremely dense breasts obscure the image, so adding the "heterogeneously dense" category will result in unnecessarily (and scarily) notifying 40% of the mammography population