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General Assembly

Amendment

 

January Session, 2011

LCO No. 5945

   
 

*SB0001005945SDO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. CRISCO, 17th Dist.

REP. MEGNA, 97th Dist.

 

To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 10

File No. 55

Cal. No. 71

In line 1, strike "Subsection (a) of section" and insert "Section" in lieu thereof

After line 27, insert the following:

"(b) Such policy shall not impose a coinsurance, copayment, deductible or other out-of-pocket expense for such ultrasound screening, except that a high deductible health plan, as that term is used in subsection (f) of section 38a-493, shall not be subject to this subsection.

[(b) Benefits] (c) Except as specified under subsection (b) of this section, benefits under this section shall be subject to any policy provisions that apply to other services covered by such policy.

[(c)] (d) On and after October 1, 2009, each mammography report provided to a patient shall include information about breast density, based on the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System established by the American College of Radiology. Where applicable, such report shall include the following notice: "If your mammogram demonstrates that you have dense breast tissue, which could hide small abnormalities, you might benefit from supplementary screening tests, which can include a breast ultrasound screening or a breast MRI examination, or both, depending on your individual risk factors. A report of your mammography results, which contains information about your breast density, has been sent to your physician's office and you should contact your physician if you have any questions or concerns about this report. ". "

In line 28, strike "Subsection (a) of section" and insert "Section" in lieu thereof

After line 53, insert the following:

"(b) Such policy shall not impose a coinsurance, copayment, deductible or other out-of-pocket expense for such ultrasound screening, except that a high deductible health plan, as that term is used in subsection (f) of section 38a-493, shall not be subject to this subsection.

[(b) Benefits] (c) Except as specified under subsection (b) of this section, benefits under this section shall be subject to any policy provisions that apply to other services covered by such policy.

[(c)] (d) On and after October 1, 2009, each mammography report provided to a patient shall include information about breast density, based on the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System established by the American College of Radiology. Where applicable, such report shall include the following notice: "If your mammogram demonstrates that you have dense breast tissue, which could hide small abnormalities, you might benefit from supplementary screening tests, which can include a breast ultrasound screening or a breast MRI examination, or both, depending on your individual risk factors. A report of your mammography results, which contains information about your breast density, has been sent to your physician's office and you should contact your physician if you have any questions or concerns about this report. ". "