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s_hhs_2017a_2017-02-16t13:30:40z3 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/16/2017

Location: SCR 354

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-142



SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES


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







03:21 PM -- SB17-142



Senator Williams, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-142 and provided two handouts to the committee (Attachments L and M). 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:



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        • 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.



Senator Williams responded to questions from the committee.





03:28 PM -- Lori Gallegos, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



03:32 PM --
Dr. Kelly McAleese, Women's Imaging Center, testified in support of the bill. Committee comments and questions followed.



03:43 PM



Committee discussion followed.



03:53 PM --
Cindy Henke, QSUM Biopsy Disposables, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Henke responded to questions.



03:57 PM -- Tanya Kelly-Bowry, University of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Committee discussion followed.



04:05 PM --
Dr. Taj Kattapuram, Colorado Radiological Society, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Kattapuram responded to questions.



04:08 PM --
Dr. Jerome Schraeder, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Schraeder responded to questions.



04:17 PM --
Dick Brown, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Colorado Section, testified in support of the bill.



04:19 PM --
Dr. Stephania Timothy, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and provided a handout to the committee (Attachment N). Dr. Timothy responded to questions.



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04:31 PM -- Mr. Brown responded to questions.





04:32 PM




Senator Williams read letters from Are You Dense? and the National Organization of Women in support of the bill.




04:42 PM



Committee members commented on the bill.


BILL: SB17-142
TIME: 04:44:00 PM
MOVED: Martinez Humenik
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-142 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 4-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
No
Crowder
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Smallwood
Yes
Final YES: 4 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



04:45 PM



The meeting adjourned.












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