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h_phc_2017a_2017-03-21t13:35:11z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/21/2017

Location: HCR 0107

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-142



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 17-142 to the Committee of the W PASS







01:35 PM -- SB 17-142



Representative Danielson, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-142 to the committee. Under current federal law, a patient who undergoes a mammogram must receive a report of the results. This bill requires that the mammography report include a specified notice when a patient's mammogram indicates that the patient has dense breast tissue. Specifically, the notice must inform the patients that:

    their mammogram indicates that they have dense breast tissue;

    dense breast tissue is common and not abnormal;

    dense breast tissue can make interpreting mammogram results more difficult;

    dense breast tissue may be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer; and

    the notice is provided to raise awareness and inform their conversations with their doctor.



The bill specifies that the required notice does not create a cause of action or a standard of care, obligation, or duty that provides the basis for a cause of action.



01:39 PM



Representative Danielson responded to questions from the committee.



01:43 PM --
Dr. Taj Kattapuram, Colorado Radiological Society, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Kattapuram responded to questions from the committee.



01:50 PM --
Dr. Steph Timothy, Colorado Breast Density Coalition, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Timothy responded to questions from the committee.



01:55 PM --
Dick Brown, Colorado Section - American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, testified in support of the bill.



01:59 PM --
Jennifer Gross, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



02:06 PM



Representative Danielson gave concluding remarks. Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: SB17-142
TIME: 02:12:15 PM
MOVED: Danielson
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-142 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-2.
SECONDED: Pabon
VOTE
Catlin
Yes
Everett
No
Ginal
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Liston
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Ransom
No
Wilson
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Singer
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:12 PM



The committee recessed briefly.








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