Florida Senate - 2018                                     SB 164
       By Senator Grimsley
       26-00295-18                                            2018164__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to mammography; amending s. 404.031,
    3         F.S.; defining the term “mammography”; amending s.
    4         404.22, F.S.; conforming a change made by the act;
    5         creating s. 402.221, F.S.; requiring facilities
    6         performing mammography to include certain information
    7         in a summary of the mammography report which must be
    8         provided to each patient; providing an effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Present subsections (10) through (20) of section
   13  404.031, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (11)
   14  through (21), respectively, and a new subsection (10) is added
   15  to that section, to read:
   16         404.031 Definitions.—As used in this chapter, unless the
   17  context clearly indicates otherwise, the term:
   18         (10) “Mammography” means radiography of the breast for the
   19  purpose of enabling a physician to determine the presence, size,
   20  location, and extent of cancerous or potentially cancerous
   21  tissue in the breast.
   22         Section 2. Subsection (6) of section 404.22, Florida
   23  Statutes, is amended to read:
   24         404.22 Radiation machines and components; inspection.—
   25         (6)(a) For purposes of this subsection, “mammography” means
   26  radiography of the breast for the purpose of enabling a
   27  physician to determine the presence, size, location, and extent
   28  of cancerous or potentially cancerous tissue in the breast.
   29         (b) All radiation machines used for mammography shall meet
   30  the accreditation criteria of the American College of Radiology
   31  or similar criteria established by the department.
   32         (b)(c) All radiation machines used for mammography shall be
   33  specifically designed to perform mammography.
   34         (c)(d) All radiation machines used for mammography shall be
   35  used exclusively to perform mammography.
   37  The department shall adopt rules to implement the provisions of
   38  this subsection.
   39         Section 3. Section 402.221, Florida Statutes, is created to
   40  read:
   41         402.221 Mammography reports.—Each facility that performs
   42  mammography shall send a summary of a patient’s mammography
   43  report to each patient in accordance with 21 C.F.R. s.
   44  900.12(c).
   45         (1) The summary must include information describing the
   46  Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) categories
   47  established by the American College of Radiology and the
   48  patient’s individual BI-RADS categorical score.
   49         (2) If a facility determines that a patient has
   50  heterogeneously or extremely dense breasts, the summary must
   51  include the following notice:
   53         “Your mammogram shows that your breast tissue is dense.
   54  Dense breast tissue is relatively common and is found in 40
   55  percent of women. The presence of dense breast tissue makes it
   56  more difficult to evaluate the results of your mammogram and may
   57  also be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. This
   58  information is given to you so that you will be informed when
   59  you discuss your dense breast tissue and other breast cancer
   60  risk factors with your health care providers. Together, you can
   61  decide which screening options are right for you. A report of
   62  your results was sent to your primary physician.”
   63         Section 4. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.