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Public Act 098-0886





Public Act 098-0886
HB3765 EnrolledLRB098 15043 RPM 50004 b

    AN ACT concerning health.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Department of Public Health Powers and
Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is
amended by changing Section 2310-345 as follows:
    (20 ILCS 2310/2310-345)  (was 20 ILCS 2310/55.49)
    Sec. 2310-345. Breast cancer; written summary regarding
early detection and treatment.
    (a) From funds made available for this purpose, the
Department shall publish, in layman's language, a standardized
written summary outlining methods for the early detection and
diagnosis of breast cancer. The summary shall include
recommended guidelines for screening and detection of breast
cancer through the use of techniques that shall include but not
be limited to self-examination, clinical breast exams, and
diagnostic radiology.
    (b) The summary shall also suggest that women seek
mammography services from facilities that are certified to
perform mammography as required by the federal Mammography
Quality Standards Act of 1992.
    (c) The summary shall also include the medically viable
alternative methods for the treatment of breast cancer,
including, but not limited to, hormonal, radiological,
chemotherapeutic, or surgical treatments or combinations
thereof. The summary shall contain information on breast
reconstructive surgery, including, but not limited to, the use
of breast implants and their side effects. The summary shall
inform the patient of the advantages, disadvantages, risks, and
dangers of the various procedures. The summary shall include
(i) a statement that mammography is the most accurate method
for making an early detection of breast cancer, however, no
diagnostic tool is 100% effective, (ii) the benefits of
clinical breast exams, and (iii) instructions for performing
breast self-examination and a statement that it is important to
perform a breast self-examination monthly.
    (c-5) The summary shall specifically address the benefits
of early detection and review the clinical standard
recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention and the American Cancer Society for mammography,
clinical breast exams, and breast self-exams.
    (c-10) The summary shall also inform individuals that
public and private insurance providers shall pay for clinical
breast exams as part of an exam, as indicated by guidelines of
    (c-15) The summary shall also inform individuals, in
layman's terms, of the meaning and consequences of "dense
breast tissue" under the guidelines of the Breast Imaging
Reporting and Data System of the American College of Radiology
and potential recommended follow-up tests or studies.
    (d) In developing the summary, the Department shall consult
with the Advisory Board of Cancer Control, the Illinois State
Medical Society and consumer groups. The summary shall be
updated by the Department every 2 years.
    (e) The summaries shall additionally be translated into
Spanish, and the Department shall conduct a public information
campaign to distribute the summaries to the Hispanic women of
this State in order to inform them of the importance of early
detection and mammograms.
    (f) The Department shall distribute the summary to
hospitals, public health centers, and physicians who are likely
to perform or order diagnostic tests for breast disease or
treat breast cancer by surgical or other medical methods. Those
hospitals, public health centers, and physicians shall make the
summaries available to the public. The Department shall also
distribute the summaries to any person, organization, or other
interested parties upon request. The summaries may be
duplicated by any person, provided the copies are identical to
the current summary prepared by the Department.
    (g) The summary shall display, on the inside of its cover,
printed in capital letters, in bold face type, the following
    "The information contained in this brochure regarding
recommendations for early detection and diagnosis of breast
disease and alternative breast disease treatments is only for
the purpose of assisting you, the patient, in understanding the
medical information and advice offered by your physician. This
brochure cannot serve as a substitute for the sound
professional advice of your physician. The availability of this
brochure or the information contained within is not intended to
alter, in any way, the existing physician-patient
relationship, nor the existing professional obligations of
your physician in the delivery of medical services to you, the
    (h) The summary shall be updated when necessary.
(Source: P.A. 98-502, eff. 1-1-14.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2015