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State Cancer Laws 2009-2010

State Cancer Laws

State legislators propose hundreds of bills related to cancer issues each session.  From resolutions for awareness months to funding comprehensive cancer programs, state legislators are actively working on cancer issues in their states. 

The following cancer related bills have passed the legislature in 2009-10 sessions as of November 24, 2010.

AL H 147

 

AUTHOR:    Fite (D)
TITLE:    Health
INTRODUCED:    02/03/2009
ENACTED:    04/30/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
ACT:    2009-320

SUMMARY:
Provides Medicaid eligibility for women who have been screened for and diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer by any health care provider or entity that receives direct payment for screening services by National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program funds, is funded at least in part by NBCCEDP funds for screening services, or is not funded at all by NBCCEDP funds but is part of the Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program and operates consistently within its guidelines.

STATUS: 
04/30/2009   Signed by GOVERNOR.
04/30/2009   Act No. 2009-320


 

AL H 410

 

AUTHOR:    Vance (D)
TITLE:    Prosthetics and Orthotics
INTRODUCED:    02/05/2009
ENACTED:    04/28/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
ACT:    2009-300

SUMMARY:                                 
Authorize the State Board of Prosthetists and Orthotists to develop requirements and establish fees for mastectomy fitters; provides further for the membership on the board and the quorum of the board; provides for fees for retired or out-of-state licensees; provides further for the grounds for disciplinary action including fraud, immorality, habitual drug use, certain criminal convictions, negligence, and insurance billing irregularities which constitute fraud.

STATUS:            
04/28/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
04/28/2009    Act No. 2009-300


 

AL HJR 209

 

AUTHOR:    Coleman M (D)
TITLE:    Minority Cancer Awareness Week
INTRODUCED:    02/24/2009
ENACTED:    04/29/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
ACT:    2009-313

SUMMARY:                                 
Designates the week of April 19-26, 2009, as the Minority Cancer Awareness Week in Alabama.

STATUS:                                     
04/29/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
04/29/2009    Act No. 2009-313


 

AL SJR 102

 

AUTHOR:    Bedford (D)
TITLE:    Cancer Screenings
INTRODUCED:    04/07/2009
ENACTED:    05/22/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
ACT:    2009-803

SUMMARY:
Urges the Centers for Disease Control to award a grant to the Alabama Department of Public Health to integrate colorectal cancer screenings into the Alabama Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.

STATUS:
05/22/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
05/22/2009    Act No. 2009-803


 

AR H 1031 

 

AUTHOR:     Allen (D)
TITLE:    Health Benefit Plans to Provide Prostate Screening
INTRODUCED:    01/12/2009
ENACTED:    02/05/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
ACT:    75

SUMMARY:
Requires that health benefit plans shall provide prostate cancer screening for men 40 years of age and over.

STATUS:
02/05/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.

02/05/2009    Act No. 75

AR H 1363 

 

AUTHOR:    Burris M (D)
TITLE:    Cancer Medication Insurance Coverage
INTRODUCED:    02/04/2009
ENACTED:    02/26/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
ACT:    270

SUMMARY:
Clarifies standards for insurance coverage for cancer medications; provides the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services or the Insurance Commissioner with the discretion to define authoritative compendia to use for guidance in identifying which drugs require coverage.

STATUS:
02/26/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
02/26/2009    Act No. 270


 

AR H 1377

 

AUTHOR:    Allen (D)
TITLE:    Cervical Cancer Task Force
INTRODUCED:    02/04/2009
ENACTED:    03/03/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
ACT:    280

SUMMARY:
Enhances the expertise of the Cervical Cancer Task Force; redefines the focus of the Cervical Cancer Task Force; revises the task force's membership and mission requirements.

STATUS:
03/03/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.

03/03/2009    Act No. 280

AR H 1743 

 

AUTHOR:    Maloch (D)
TITLE:    Skin Cancer Education
INTRODUCED:    03/02/2009
ENACTED:    04/06/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
ACT:    902

SUMMARY:
Makes an appropriation to the Department of Health for grants to organizations dedicated to increasing the awareness of skin cancer by educating State citizens about the risk, detection, prevention and effective treatment of skin cancer.

STATUS:
04/07/2009    Act No. 902


 

AR S 699

 

AUTHOR:     Bookout P (D)
TITLE:     University Funds
INTRODUCED:     03/02/2009
ENACTED:     04/07/2009
DISPOSITION:     Enacted
LOCATION:     Chaptered
ACT:     1138

SUMMARY:
Makes an appropriation to the university of Arkansas for medical sciences for the purchase of equipment for the cancer institute.

STATUS:                                     
04/08/2009    Act No. 1138


 

AR S 730

 

AUTHOR:     Elliott (D)
TITLE:     University Funds
INTRODUCED:     03/02/2009
ENACTED:     04/08/2009
DISPOSITION:     Enacted
LOCATION:     Chaptered
ACT:     1265

SUMMARY:
Makes an appropriation to the University of Arkansas for medical sciences for colorectal cancer screening and research for the 2009-2010 fiscal year.

STATUS:                                     
04/08/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
04/08/2009    Act No. 1265


 

AR S 947

 

AUTHOR:     Elliott (D)
TITLE:     Colorectal Cancer Prevention Early Detection
INTRODUCED:     03/09/2009
ENACTED:     04/09/2009
DISPOSITION:     Enacted
LOCATION:     Chaptered
ACT:     1374

SUMMARY:
Enacts the Colorectal Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment Act of 2009; creates in the Department of Health the Colorectal Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment Program to fund a statewide screening program for underserved and high-risk individuals.

STATUS:                                     
04/13/2009    Act No. 1374


 

CA AJR 11 

 

AUTHOR:      Furutani (D)
TITLE:     National Multicultural Cancer Awareness Week
INTRODUCED:     03/25/2009
ADOPTED:     06/16/2009
DISPOSITION:     Adopted
LOCATION:     Chaptered
CHAPTER:     52

SUMMARY:
Designates the week of April 19 to 25, 2009, as National Multicultural Cancer Awareness Week.

STATUS:
06/16/2009    Chaptered by Secretary of State.
06/16/2009    Resolution Chapter No. 52


 

CA SCR 14

 

AUTHOR:      Aanestad (R)
TITLE:    Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
INTRODUCED:    02/11/2009
ADOPTED:    07/16/2009
DISPOSITION:    Adopted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    73

SUMMARY:  
Designates the month of September 2009 as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

STATUS:                                    
07/16/2009    Chaptered by Secretary of State.
07/16/2009    Resolution Chapter No. 73


 

CA SCR 7 

 

AUTHOR:      Lowenthal A (D)
TITLE:    Pancreatic Cancer
INTRODUCED:    04/20/2009
ADOPTED:    08/24/2009
DISPOSITION:    Adopted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    85

SUMMARY:                                
Urges the President and Congress to expand federally funded research efforts aimed at developing a reliable means of detecting pancreatic cancer in its early stages.

STATUS:                                    
08/24/2009    Chaptered by Secretary of State.
08/24/2009    Resolution Chapter No. 85


 

CA SCR 86   AUTHOR: Aanestad (R)
TITLE: Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
INTRODUCED: 03/09/2010
ENACTED: 09/07/2010
DISPOSITION: Adopted
LOCATION: Chaptered
CHAPTER: 123

SUMMARY: 
Designates the month of September 2010 as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in the state.

STATUS: 
09/07/2010 Chaptered by Secretary of State.
09/07/2010 Resolution Chapter No. 123
CA SCR 115   AUTHOR: DeSaulnier (D)
TITLE: Bone Marrow Donation Awareness Month
INTRODUCED: 06/23/2010
ENACTED: 09/07/2010
DISPOSITION: Adopted
LOCATION: Chaptered
CHAPTER: 127

SUMMARY: 
Designates the month of October 2010 as Bone Marrow Donation Awareness Month.

STATUS: 
09/07/2010 Chaptered by Secretary of State.
09/07/2010 Resolution Chapter No. 127

CA A 5 d

 

AUTHOR:    Evans (D)
TITLE:    Health
INTRODUCED:    07/02/2009
ENACTED:    07/28/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    5

SUMMARY:                                
Relates to intermediate care facility/developmentally disabled-continuous nursing facilities, adult residential facilities for persons with special health care needs, lead-based paint removal, the genetically handicapped persons program, discount prescription drug program, Medi-Cal children's and aged, blind, and disabled persons benefits, Medi-Cal fee for service contracts, Medi-Cal mental health services, Medi-Cal AIDs and cancer drug benefits, skilled nursing facilities, and in-home services.

STATUS:                                    
07/28/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
07/28/2009    Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 5


 

CA A 113  

AUTHOR: Portantino (D)
TITLE: Health Care Coverage: Mammographies
INTRODUCED: 01/13/2009
VETOED: 09/29/2010
DISPOSITION: Vetoed
LOCATION: Vetoed

SUMMARY: 
Provides that health care service plan contracts and individual and group policies of health insurance, issued, amended, delivered, or renewed on or after a specified date, shall be deemed to provide coverage for mammographies for screening or diagnostic purposes upon referral of a participating nurse practitioner, certified nurse-midwife, physician assistant, or physician.

STATUS: 
09/29/2010 Vetoed by GOVERNOR.


CA S 148 

 

AUTHOR:    Oropeza (D)
TITLE:    Mammogram Machines: Inspection: Posting of Results
INTRODUCED:    02/12/2009
ENACTED:    10/11/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    169

SUMMARY:                                 
Relates to the Radiation Protection Act that sets forth duties of various agencies relating to the protection of the public health and safety from the harmful effects of radiation and the licensing and regulation of radiation technology and that violations are a misdemeanor. Requires a facility that operates a mammogram machine to post notices of serious violations in an area that is visible to patients. Provides the maximum time period for the posting of these notices.

STATUS:                                   
10/11/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
10/11/2009    Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 169


 

CA A 359 

 

AUTHOR:    Nava (D)
TITLE:    Breast and Cervical Cancer: Mammography: Reimbursement
INTRODUCED:    02/23/2009
ENACTED:    10/11/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    435

SUMMARY:                             
Relates to the Medi-Cal Program and a state Department of Public Health grant program that provides breast and cervical cancer early detection screening for eligible persons. Authorizes, to the extent permitted by federal law, digital mammography screening to be covered when analog mammography services are not available from the provider, to be reimbursed at the Medi-Cal film or analog rate.

STATUS:                                
10/11/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
10/11/2009    Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 435


 

CA A 896

 

AUTHOR:    Galgiani (D)
TITLE:    Health Care Programs: Provider Reimbursement Rates
INTRODUCED:    02/26/2009
ENACTED:    10/11/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    260

SUMMARY:                                
Extends the repeal date of existing law requiring care provider payment rates under the Children's Services Program, Genetically Handicapped Person's Program, Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, State-only Family Planning Program, and the Family Planning, Access, Care, and Treatment Waiver Program to be identical to Medi-Cal rates of payment for the same service. Exempts hospital interim rates of payment which existing law requires to be 90% of Medi-cal hospital inpatient rates.

STATUS:                                   
10/11/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
10/11/2009    Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 260


 

CA A 1487   AUTHOR: Hill (D)
TITLE: Tissue Donation
INTRODUCED: 02/27/2009
ENACTED: 09/29/2010
DISPOSITION: Enacted
LOCATION: Chaptered
CHAPTER: 444

SUMMARY: 
Amends existing law regarding sperm donation. Requires a physician to inform a recipient that she must provide documentation providing insemination or advanced reproductive technology services that she has established an ongoing physician relationship with another physician to provide medical care during and after completion of fertility services and about the medical guidelines for testing after the use of sperm from certain HIV or HTLV reactive individuals. Requires recommending followup testing.

STATUS: 
09/29/2010 Signed by GOVERNOR.
09/29/2010 Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 444
CA A 1640   AUTHOR: Evans (D)
TITLE: Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening
INTRODUCED: 01/11/2010
VETOED: 09/29/2010
DISPOSITION: Vetoed
LOCATION: Vetoed

SUMMARY: 
Amends the Every Woman Counts Program that provides breast cancer and cervical cancer screening services to eligible low-income individuals. Requires the Department of Public Health, prior to making policy changes, to send notice outlining any proposed changes to contractors providing services under the program and to notify the Legislature if the changes would restrict access or reduce the services offered. Requires entities funded under the program to submit related reports by a specified date.

STATUS: 
09/29/2010 Vetoed by GOVERNOR.
CA A 2253   AUTHOR: Coto (D)
TITLE: Workers' Compensation: Cancer Presumption
INTRODUCED: 02/18/2010
ENACTED: 09/30/2010
DISPOSITION: Enacted
LOCATION: Chaptered
CHAPTER: 672

SUMMARY: 
Relates to the Workers' Compensation and a compensable injury that includes cancer that develops or manifests itself during the period when a firefighter or peace officer demonstrates that he or she was exposed to a known carcinogen. Extends such presumption to a member following termination of service for a specified period.

STATUS: 
09/30/2010 Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 672
CA S 853   AUTHOR: Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Committee
TITLE: Health
INTRODUCED: 01/11/2010
ENACTED: 10/19/2010
DISPOSITION: Enacted
LOCATION: Chaptered
CHAPTER: 717

SUMMARY: 
Relates to Medi-Cal eligibility, radiology services rates, acute care hospital payments, inpatient hospital services rates, Medi-Cal contracts, managed care rates, nursing facility assurance fees and rates, health services for children, prescription drug reimbursement, Medicaid Information System, regional developmentally disabled centers, state mental institutions and mental health services, managed care assessments, HIV testing, the WIC program, and breast and cervical cancer screening.

STATUS: 
10/19/2010 Signed by GOVERNOR.
10/19/2010 Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 717
CA S 961   AUTHOR: Wright (D)
TITLE: Insurance: Health Care Coverage
INTRODUCED: 02/05/2010
VETOED: 09/29/2010
DISPOSITION: Vetoed
LOCATION: Vetoed

SUMMARY: 
Requires health care services plan contracts and health insurance policies that provide coverage for cancer chemotherapy treatment to provide coverage for a orally administered nongeneric cancer medication. Provides a formula for use by a plan and insurer to determine the cost share for orally administered nongeneric cancer medication. Provides the requirement does not apply to plans or policies that do not cover prescription drugs or a plan or insurer under the Public Employees' Retirement System.

STATUS: 
09/29/2010 Vetoed by GOVERNOR.
CA S 1127   AUTHOR: Oropeza (D)
TITLE: Internet Resources for Veterans and Families
INTRODUCED: 02/18/2010
ENACTED: 09/29/2010
DISPOSITION: Enacted
LOCATION: Chaptered
CHAPTER: 515

SUMMARY: 
Requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to make information to family members of veterans returning from activity duty user friendly Internet resources that provide information on the sign of pertinent ailments from various conflicts and printed material regarding those ailments at any public functions of the department, and to update its Internet Web site to prominently display a link to the Network of Care for Veterans and Service Members site.

STATUS: 
09/29/2010 Signed by GOVERNOR.
09/29/2010 Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 515
CA S 1304   AUTHOR: DeSaulnier (D)
TITLE: Employment: Leave and Benefits
INTRODUCED: 02/19/2010
ENACTED: 09/30/2010
DISPOSITION: Enacted
LOCATION: Chaptered
CHAPTER: 646

SUMMARY: 
Requires private employers to permit employees to take paid leaves of absence for organ and bone marrow donation. Requires a private employer to restore an employee returning from leave for organ or bone marrow donation to the same position held by the employee. Prohibits a private employer from interfering with an employee taking such leave and retaliating against an employee for taking such leave or opposing an unlawful practice related to such leave. Creates a right of action for an aggrieved employee.

STATUS: 
09/30/2010 Signed by GOVERNOR.
09/30/2010 Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 646

CO H 1164

 

SPONSOR:    Primavera (D)
TITLE:    Surcharge Breast Cancer Special Plates
INTRODUCED:    01/14/2009
ENACTED:    05/04/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Signed by Governor

SUMMARY:                                 
Adds a surcharge to the cost of a new or replacement breast cancer awareness special license plate or to renew such plate; allocates the surcharge to a new account within the breast and cervical cancer prevention and treatment fund to pay for the costs to expand eligibility for participation in the breast and cervical cancer prevention and treatment program under the State Medical Assistance Act to women who are screened by providers who do not receive federal funds.

STATUS:                                     
05/04/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.


 

CO H 1202

 

SPONSOR:    Primavera (D)
TITLE:    Insurance Coverage Chemotherapy Treatment
INTRODUCED:    01/25/2010
ENACTED:    04/15/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    91

SUMMARY:
Requires a health benefit plan that covers cancer chemotherapy treatment to provide coverage for prescribed, orally administered anticancer medication at a cost to the patient at the same copayment percentage or relative coinsurance amount as is applied to the cost of other cancer medications.

STATUS:                                      
04/26/2010    Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 91


 

CO H 1204

 

SPONSOR:    Massey (R)
TITLE:    Priority Preventive Health Services
INTRODUCED:    01/29/2009
ENACTED:    06/01/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    344

SUMMARY:
Expands required coverage for preventive health care services to include alcohol misuse screening, intervention by an outpatient primary care provider, cervical cancer screening, mammograms, cholesterol screening, colorectal cancer screening, childhood immunizations, influenza vaccinations, pneumococcal vaccinations, and tobacco use screening and intervention by an outpatient provider; requires disclosure by insurers to persons with catastrophic health insurance coverage regarding mandated benefits.

STATUS:                 
06/10/2009   Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 344


 

CO H 1252

 

SPONSOR:    Primavera (D)
TITLE:    Breast Cancer Screening With Mammography
INTRODUCED:    02/03/2010
ENACTED:    05/17/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    226

SUMMARY:                                   
Requires that breast cancer screening with mammography be individualized for each patient and that if a health care provider deems it to be medically appropriate, a breast cancer screening shall be a covered benefit.

STATUS:
05/28/2010    Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 226


 

CO H 1355

 

SPONSOR:    Gagliardi (D)
TITLE:    Off Label Use of Cancer Drugs
INTRODUCED:    03/04/2010
ENACTED:    05/17/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    229

SUMMARY:                                         
Prohibits a health benefit plan from limiting or excluding coverage for a drug that is approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of one specific type of cancer on the basis that the drug has not been approved for another specific type of cancer if the drug is recognized for treatment for that cancer in the specified reference compendia.

STATUS:                                           
05/28/2010    Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 229


 

CO S 172 

 

SPONSOR:    Steadman (D)
TITLE:    Expiring Income Tax Checkoffs
INTRODUCED:    02/26/2010
ENACTED:    04/29/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    186

SUMMARY:                                         
Concerns the continuation of voluntary contribution designation lines on state individual income tax forms for certain funds set to expire; continues voluntary contributions to the Domestic Abuse Program Fund, the Pet Overpopulation Fund, and the Breast and Women's Reproductive Cancers Fund.

STATUS:                                           

05/13/2010   Session Law Chaptered. Chapter No. 186

CO S 262

 

SPONSOR:    White (R)
TITLE:    Breast and Cervical Cancer Program Costs
INTRODUCED:    04/06/2009
ENACTED:    05/01/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Signed by Governor

SUMMARY:                                 
(Budget Package Bill) Concerns the funding source for state costs of the Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Program, and makes an appropriation therefor.

STATUS:                                     
05/01/2009   Signed by GOVERNOR. 


 

CO SJR 11

 

SPONSOR:    Boyd (D)
TITLE:    Breast Cancer Screening
INTRODUCED:    02/05/2010
ENACTED:    02/11/2010
DISPOSITION:    Adopted
LOCATION:    Adopted

SUMMARY:                                                  
Concerns opposition to the recommendations issued by the United States preventive services task force regarding breast cancer screening.

STATUS:                                                     
02/11/2010    Passed HOUSE and SENATE


 

CT S 458

 

INTRODUCER:    Joint Committee on Insurance and Real Estate
TITLE:    Mammographic Breast Density
INTRODUCED:    01/22/2009
ENACTED:    05/20/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER #:    41

SUMMARY:                                 
Requires communication of mammographic breast density information to patients; provides for information to patients about breast density for the early detection of breast cancer; relates to required insurance coverage and notification.

STATUS:                                     
05/20/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
05/20/2009    Public Act No. 41


 

CT H 5027

 

INTRODUCER:    Joint Committee on Higher Education and Employment Advancement
TITLE:    University of Connecticut
INTRODUCED:    02/03/2010
ENACTED:    06/03/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER #:    10-104

SUMMARY:                          
Establishes the University of Connecticut health network and the Connecticut bioscience initiative; authorizes bonds; relates to the Children's Medical Center and John Dempsey Hospital bed capacity; relates to a neonatal intensive care unit, a cancer center, clinical trials and advance patient care.

STATUS:                             
06/03/2010    Signed by GOVERNOR.
06/03/2010    Public Act No. 10-104


 

CT H 5282

 

INTRODUCER:    Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees
TITLE:    Workers' Compensation
INTRODUCED:    02/19/2010
ENACTED:    05/18/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER #:    10-37

SUMMARY:                                     
Provides that for the purpose of adjudication of workers' compensation claims, a member of a paid municipal or volunteer firefighter, a municipal police officer or constable or a member of a volunteer ambulance service is eligible for benefits for any disease arising in the course of employment, including hepatitis, meningococcal meningitis, tuberculosis, Kahler's Disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and prostate or testicular cancer that results in death or temporary or permanent disability.

STATUS:                                        
05/18/2010    Public Act No. 10-37


 

CT H 7005 d

 

INTRODUCER:    Donovan (D)
TITLE:    Human Services
INTRODUCED:    09/24/2009
ENACTED:    10/05/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER #:    5

SUMMARY:                                                                            
Relates to medical assistance fraud, Medicaid coverage for eligible aliens, the Children's Trust Fund, relative caregivers, child abuse and neglect prevention, health and intermediate care facility rates and medication administration, ConnPACE and Medicaid eligibility, mental health drugs prescribing, nursing home care, dental services, older adult fall prevention programs, Medicaid breast and cervical cancer treatment, Medicaid managed care, child welfare and placement, and low-income energy assistance.

STATUS:                                                                               
10/13/2009    Public Act No. 5


 

CT S 50

 

INTRODUCER:    Joint Committee on Insurance and Real Estate
TITLE:    Oral Chemotherapy Treatments
INTRODUCED:    02/03/2010
ENACTED:    05/18/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER #:    10-63

SUMMARY:                                     
Concerns oral chemotherapy treatments; requires orally-administered anticancer medications to be covered on the same basis as intravenously administered or injected anticancer medications; prohibits the reclassification of anticancer medications or increases in coinsurance, copayments, deductibles or other out-of-pocket expenses for such medications.

STATUS:                                        
05/18/2010    Public Act No. 10-63


 

DE H 228

 

PRIMARY SPONSOR:    Oberle (R)
TITLE:    Ovarian Cancer Tax Checkoff
INTRODUCED:    06/16/2009
ENACTED:    09/01/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    209

SUMMARY:                                                           
Creates a tax check-off for taxpayers to designate donations to the state Ovarian Cancer Education and Research Fund.

STATUS:                                                              
09/01/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
09/01/2009    Chapter Number 209


 

DE S 103

 

PRIMARY SPONSOR:    Cloutier (R)
TITLE:    Melanoma and Skin Care Detection and Prevention Month
INTRODUCED:    05/13/2009
ENACTED:    05/27/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    35

SUMMARY:
Establishes May as Melanoma and Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month in the State.

STATUS:                                      
05/27/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
05/27/2009    Chapter Number 35


 

DC B 278

 

SPONSOR:    Cheh (D)
TITLE:    Chemotherapy Pill Coverage
INTRODUCED:    05/05/2009
ENACTED:    12/17/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER #:    98

SUMMARY:                                
Requires individual and group health plans and health insurers to provide coverage for prescribed, orally administered chemotherapy medication in a manner no more restrictive than treatment offered for intravenously administered or injected cancer medications.

STATUS:                                   
12/17/2009    In CONGRESS. Passed Congressional Review Period.
12/17/2009    Assigned Law Number 98


 

FL H 341

 

IDENTICAL:    FL S 1022
AUTHOR:    Coley M (R)
TITLE:    Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
INTRODUCED:    03/02/2010
ENACTED:    05/14/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    85

SUMMARY:                                      
Relates to H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute; revises provisions relating to establishment of institute and specifies primary responsibilities; conforms provisions relating to the agreement for use of facilities; specifies that the corporation and its not-for-profit subsidiaries shall conclusively act as instrumentalities of state for purposes of sovereign immunity; authorizes the use of land, facilities, and personnel for teaching and research programs.

STATUS:                                          
05/14/2010    Signed by GOVERNOR.
05/14/2010    Filed as Chapter No. 85


 

FL H 889

 

COMPARE:    FL H 593, FL H 861, FL S 620, FL S 1954
IDENTICAL:    FL H 947, FL S 2100
AUTHOR:    Adkins (R)
TITLE:    Biomedical and Social Research
INTRODUCED:    03/02/2010
ENACTED:    05/07/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    34

SUMMARY:                                          
Relates to biomedical research; repeals existing law relating to the Center of Health Technologies, the Biomedical and Social Research Act; relates to the Center for Universal Research to Eradicate Disease; repeals a provision of existing law relating to the Cervical Cancer Elimination Task Force, the Cancer Council; transfers and amends the provision of existing law relating to the Cancer Council mission and duties to conform to changes made by this act; amends certain cancer research programs.

STATUS:                                             
05/07/2010     Signed by GOVERNOR.
05/07/2010     Filed as Chapter No. 34


 

FL H 5311 

 

COMPARE:    FL H 593, FL H 861, FL H 935, FL H 1143, FL H 1503, FL H 5001, FL H 7183, FL S 620, FL S 752, FL S 1256, FL S 1954, FL S 2100, FL S 2138, FL S 2434, FL S 2556, FL S 2700
AUTHOR:    House Health Care Appropriations Committee
TITLE:    Department of Health
INTRODUCED:    03/17/2010
ENACTED:    05/28/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    161

SUMMARY:             
Relates to the Department of Health to include motor vehicle infractions moneys to the Emergency Medical Services Trust Fund for trauma center reimbursement, biomedical and tobacco-related and cancer-related research, funding to eradicate disease, emergency preparedness and disaster response, food service manager certification, wholesale distribution of prescription drugs, tuberculosis services plan, graduate medical education, temporary certification to practice medicine, and the center for nursing.

STATUS:                
05/28/2010    Filed as Chapter No. 161


 

 

FL S 1664

 

COMPARE:    FL H 5109
AUTHOR:    Peaden (R)
TITLE:    Biomedical Research Trust Funds
INTRODUCED:    03/03/2009
ENACTED:    05/27/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    58

SUMMARY:                                 
Relates to distribution of funds deposited into the Alcoholic Beverage and Tobacco Trust Fund, reserved for research and transferred to the Biomedical Research Trust Fund; provides for a smoking cessation initiative; provides for a cancer research program; provides that certain funds shall be reserved for research of tobacco-related or cancer-related illnesses; provides for specified funds to be used for a cancer research facility at the University of South Florida.

STATUS:                                     
05/27/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
05/27/2009    Filed as Chapter No. 58


 

FL H 1269

 

IDENTICAL:    FL S 1880
AUTHOR:    Homan (R)
TITLE:    Breast Cancer Detection and Screening
INTRODUCED:    03/03/2009
ENACTED:    06/03/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    120

SUMMARY:                                          
Establishes a breast cancer early detection and treatment referral program within the Department of Health to promote referrals for the screening, detection, and treatment of breast cancer among unserved or underserved populations; requires the department to provide information regarding breast cancer and referrals for screening and treatment.

STATUS:                                            
06/03/2009     Signed by GOVERNOR.
06/03/2009     Filed as Chapter No. 120


 

FL S 1678

 

COMPARE:    FL H 7197
AUTHOR:    Senate Higher Education Committee
TITLE:    Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
INTRODUCED:    03/02/2010
ENACTED:    06/03/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    194

SUMMARY:                                      
Relates to Open Government Sunset Review and the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute; repeals a provision relating to an exemption from public records requirements for certain records held by the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute; saves the exemption from repeal under the Open Government Sunset Review Act; removes the scheduled repeal of the exemption.

STATUS:                                         
06/03/2010    Filed as Chapter No. 194


 

FL S 1868

 

COMPARE:    FL H 433, FL H 651, FL H 7131, FL S 1986, FL S 2286
AUTHOR:    Peaden (R)
TITLE:    Prescribed Drugs
INTRODUCED:    03/03/2009
ENACTED:    06/18/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    202

SUMMARY:                                  
Relates to prescribed drugs; authorizes the use of an institutional formulary system in a Class 1 institutional pharmacy at which all medicinal drugs are administered from individual prescription containers to the patient and drugs are not dispensed on the premises; revises a related definition for regulating insurance coverage of drugs used in the treatment of cancer; revises provisions regarding verification of information on written prescriptions; relates to orthotics and pedorthics.

STATUS:                                    
06/18/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
06/18/2009    Filed as Chapter No. 202


 

 

GA H 509

 

AUTHOR:    Cooper (R)
TITLE:    Physicians
INTRODUCED:    02/19/2009
ENACTED:    05/11/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
ACT:    243

SUMMARY:                                 
Regulates physicians, acupuncture, physician's assistants, cancer and glaucoma treatment, respiratory care, clinical perfusionists, orthotics and prosthetics practice; requires individuals regulated under Chapter 34 of said title to notify the board upon the conviction of a felony; provides for the suspension and reinstatement under certain circumstances of a license; includes cosmetic laser services; provide that a physician assistant can make a pronouncement of death for purposes of vital records.

STATUS:                                     
05/11/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
05/11/2009    Act No. 243


 

 

GA S 201

 

AUTHOR:    Balfour (R)
TITLE:    Cancer Research Contributions
INTRODUCED:    02/25/2009
ENACTED:    05/05/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
ACT:    136

SUMMARY:                                 
Relates to control of hazardous conditions, preventable diseases, and metabolic disorders to provide for voluntary contributions through individual income tax returns and other mechanisms for cancer research; provides for related matters; repeals conflicting laws.

STATUS:                                     
05/05/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
05/05/2009    Act No. 136


 

GA SR 915

 

AUTHOR:    Hill Ju (R)
TITLE:    United States Congress the Department of Health and Hum
INTRODUCED:    01/29/2010
ENACTED:    04/27/2010
DISPOSITION:    Adopted
LOCATION:    Adopted

SUMMARY:                            
Urges the United States Congress, the Department of Health and Human Services, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to ignore the recent guidelines for breast cancer screenings by the United States Preventive Services Task Force; for other purposes.

STATUS:                               
04/27/2010    In SENATE. Read third time. Passed SENATE.


 

HI HCR 18

 

COMPANION:    HI HR 9
AUTHOR:    Yamane (D)
TITLE:    Cancer Research Center of Hawaii
INTRODUCED:    01/22/2010
ENACTED:    03/19/2010
DISPOSITION:    Adopted
LOCATION:    Adopted

SUMMARY:                   
Relates to the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii.

STATUS:                      
03/19/2010    In HOUSE. Read final time. HOUSE agreed to SENATE amendments.


 

HI HR 9 

 

COMPANION:    HI HCR 18
AUTHOR:    Yamane (D)
TITLE:    Cancer Research Center of Hawaii
INTRODUCED:    01/22/2010
ENACTED:    02/18/2010
DISPOSITION:    Adopted
LOCATION:    Adopted

SUMMARY:                       
Relates to the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii.

STATUS:                          
02/18/2010    From HOUSE Committee on HIGHER EDUCATION: Do pass.
02/18/2010    In HOUSE. Read third time. Passed HOUSE.


 

HI HR 25 

 

COMPANION:    HI HCR 65
AUTHOR:    Mizuno (D)
TITLE:    Department of the Interior
INTRODUCED:    02/04/2010
ENACTED:    04/20/2010
DISPOSITION:    Adopted
LOCATION:    Adopted

SUMMARY:                                       
Urges the United States Department of the Interior and the United States Congress to provide additional federal aid to the state of Hawaii for the provision of various state services to migrants from the compact of free association Nations; deems migrants eligible to receive federally funded financial and medical assistance; provides dialysis and chemotherapy centers in Micronesia and all areas within the compact of free association Nations.

STATUS:                                          
04/20/2010    In HOUSE. Read third time. Passed HOUSE.


 

HI H 1175 

 

AUTHOR:    Say (D)
TITLE:    Governors Package Bill - Cigarette Tax Increase
INTRODUCED:    01/26/2009
ENACTED:    05/07/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
ACT:    56

SUMMARY:                                 
(Governor's Package Bill) Amends the Hawaii Revised Statutes relating to taxation; provides for a graduated increase in the excise tax on each cigarette sold on or after specified dates; extends the dates that a portion of the excise tax on cigarettes be deposited to the credit of the Hawaii Cancer Research Special Funds.

STATUS:                                     
05/07/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
05/07/2009    Act No. 56


 

HI S 39

 

AUTHOR:    Baker (D)
TITLE:    Hawaii Cancer Research Special Fund
INTRODUCED:    01/21/2009
ENACTED:    04/30/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
ACT:    28

SUMMARY:                                 
Requires the University of Hawaii to report semi-annually on the moneys in the Hawaii cancer research special fund, including deposits, expenditures, and other transactions.

STATUS:                                     
04/30/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
04/30/2009    Act No. 28


 

HI S 166

 

AUTHOR:    Green (D)
TITLE:    Health Insurance Oral Chemotherapy Coverage
INTRODUCED:    01/23/2009
ENACTED:    07/02/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
ACT:    168

SUMMARY:                                
Requires all individual and group accident and health or sickness policies that include coverage or benefits for the treatment of cancer shall provide payment or reimbursement for oral chemotherapy drugs under the same terms and conditions and at a rate calculated according to the same methods as payment or reimbursement for intravenously administered chemotherapy drug.

STATUS:                                    
07/02/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
07/02/2009    Act No. 168


 

HI S 2599 

 

AUTHOR:     Baker (D)
TITLE:    Health Insurance Colon Cancer Screening Coverage
INTRODUCED:    01/22/2010
ENACTED:    06/01/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
ACT:    157

SUMMARY:                                   
Requires each policy of accident and health or sickness insurance, group hospital and medical services contracts providing coverage for health care shall provide coverage for colorectal-cancer screening by all A and B grade screening modalities; provides all such insurers shall provide their insureds about the risk associated with undiagnosed colorectal-cancer and encourage the insured to consult with the insured's physician about available screening options.

STATUS:                                     
06/01/2010    Signed by GOVERNOR.
06/01/2010    Act No. 157


 

IA S 226 

 

COMPANION:    IA H 83, IA S 61
AUTHOR:    Senate State Government Committee
TITLE:    Work Related Presumption
INTRODUCED:    02/24/2009
ENACTED:    05/08/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Signed by Governor

SUMMARY:                                 
Concerns the statewide fire and police retirement system; establishes a presumption that cancer and infectious diseases are work-related for purposes of disability and death benefits for fire fighters; increases the contribution rate for fire fighters.

STATUS:                                     
05/08/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.


 

ID H 275

 

AUTHOR:    House State Affairs Committee
TITLE:    Lottery
INTRODUCED:    03/31/2009
ENACTED:    05/14/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    344

SUMMARY:                                 
Relates to the lottery; provides for transfers of net income from the lottery; provides for adjustments; provides for the consideration of lottery moneys distributed in calculating amounts to be distributed by the State Tax Commission; provides for a transfer of funds to the permanent building account, the school district building account, the bond levy equalization fund, the cancer registry fund, the state building and facility restoration fund, the general fund and the economic recovery reserve fund.

STATUS:                                     
05/21/2009    Chaptered. Chapter No. 344


 

IA H 2075 

 

SIMILAR:    IA S 21
AUTHOR:     House Commerce Committee
TITLE:    Cancer Treatment
INTRODUCED:    01/19/2010
ENACTED:    02/23/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Signed by Governor

SUMMARY:                                               
Requires health benefit coverage for cancer treatment delivered pursuant to an approved cancer clinical trial.

STATUS:                                                  
02/23/2010    Signed by GOVERNOR.


 

IA H 2518

 

COMPANION:    IA H 2502
AUTHOR:    House Appropriations Committee
TITLE:    Public Retirement Systems
INTRODUCED:    03/09/2010
ENACTED:    04/23/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Signed by Governor

SUMMARY:                                               
Relates to Public Retirement Systems, including the Public Safety Officers' Retirement, Accident and Disability System, the Public Employees Retirement System, and the Statewide Fire and Police Retirement System; provides for long-term care benefits and coverage of cancer and infectious diseases; makes other changes; makes supplemental appropriations.

STATUS:                                                  

04/23/2010   Signed by GOVERNOR.

ID S 1436

 

AUTHOR:    Senate Finance Committee
TITLE:    Appropriations
INTRODUCED:    03/24/2010
ENACTED:    04/12/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    318

SUMMARY:                                                     
Reduces the appropriation to the American Lung Association for fiscal year 2010; appropriates funds to the Commission on Hispanic Affairs for fiscal year 2010; appropriates funds from the Idaho Millennium Income Fund and directs the State Controller to transfer moneys for the purposes and programs specified for fiscal year 2011; appropriates funds from the Idaho Millennium Income Fund to the State Treasurer for the purposes and programs specified for fiscal year 2011.

STATUS:
04/12/2010    Signed by GOVERNOR.
04/13/2010    Chaptered. Chapter No. 318


 

IL S 2173

 

SPONSOR:    Delgado (D)
TITLE:    Required State Employee Insurance
INTRODUCED:    02/14/2008
ENACTED:    03/26/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
PUBLIC ACT:    1044

SUMMARY:                                 
Relates to required state employee health benefits. Requires the the program of health benefits to provide the post-mastectomy care benefits required to be covered by a policy of accident and health insurance.

STATUS:                                     
03/26/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
03/26/2009    Public Act No. 1044


 

IL H 1033

 

SPONSOR:    Flider (D)
TITLE:    Medicaid Coverage for Cancer Treatment and Evaluation
INTRODUCED:    02/11/2009
ENACTED:    08/18/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
PUBLIC ACT:    567

SUMMARY:                                
Provides for Medicaid eligibility for uninsured persons who need evaluation or treatment for prostate or testicular cancer. Provides that the term uninsured persons includes those who have exhausted insurance benefits they may have had for such evaluation and treatment. Provides that the Department of Healthcare and Family Services does not have a claim against the estate of a deceased recipient and does not have a lien against any homestead property owned by a recipient of services.

STATUS:                                    
08/18/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
08/18/2009    Public Act No. 567


 

IL H 2275

 

SPONSOR:    Osmond (R)
TITLE:    Cancer Treatment Drugs
INTRODUCED:    02/18/2009
ENACTED:    08/14/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
PUBLIC ACT:    457

SUMMARY:                                
Amends the State Employees Group Insurance Act of 1971, the Insurance Code, and Health Maintenance Organization Act to set forth certain reference compendia and other authoritative compendia, as identified by the Federal Secretary of Health and Human Services in which a drug must be recognized for the treatment of the specific type of cancer for which the drug has been prescribed.

STATUS:
08/14/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
08/14/2009    Public Act No. 457


 

 

IL H 2505   SPONSOR:    Pihos (R)
TITLE:    Ovarian and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
INTRODUCED:    02/19/2009
ENACTED:    08/13/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
PUBLIC ACT:    396

SUMMARY:                                
Designates the month of September of each year as Ovarian and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

STATUS:                                    
08/13/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
08/13/2009    Public Act No. 396


 

IL H 5891   SPONSOR: Pihos (R)
TITLE: Breast and Cervical Cancer Medical Assistance Benefits
INTRODUCED: 02/10/2010
ENACTED: 07/26/2010
DISPOSITION: Enacted
LOCATION: Chaptered
PUBLIC ACT: 1270

SUMMARY: 
Relates to medical assistance. Provides that any uninsured resident who is younger than 65 years of age, who has been screened for breast and cervical cancer, and who is referred by the Department of Public Health as being in need of treatment is eligible for medical assistance benefits. Provides that medical assistance coverage for such persons is not dependent on federal approval, but federal moneys may be used to pay for services provided under that coverage upon federal approval.

STATUS: 
07/26/2010 Signed by GOVERNOR.
07/26/2010 Public Act No. 1270
IL HR 772  

SPONSOR:    Brauer (R)
TITLE:    Mammography
INTRODUCED:    11/30/2009
ENACTED:    03/17/2010
DISPOSITION:    Adopted
LOCATION:    Adopted

SUMMARY:                                                     
States our belief that breast cancer is a serious health problem facing adult women and that mammography is part of the solution beginning at age 40. Encourages all women to consult with their health care providers about the benefits of early detection of breast cancer. Urges the Department of Public Health to continue and expand its efforts to promote awareness that early screenings for breast cancer and to continue promoting breast cancer screening.

STATUS:
03/17/2010   In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.


 
IL S 270  

SPONSOR:    Demuzio (D)
TITLE:    Colorectal Cancer Screening Program
INTRODUCED:    02/04/2009
ENACTED:    08/11/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
PUBLIC ACT:    325

SUMMARY:                                
Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law. Allows the Department of Public Health to implement a Colorectal Cancer Screening and Treatment Pilot Program in areas that have the highest incidences of mortality. Requires operation in Federally Qualified Health Centers. Provides that persons who have been screened for colorectal cancer under the Program may receive medical assistance identical to benefits provided under the Social Security Act. Provides for grants and a yearly report.

STATUS:
08/11/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
08/11/2009    Public Act No. 325


 

IL S 1665  

SPONSOR:    Jacobs M (D)
TITLE:    Critical Health Problems and Comprehensive Health
INTRODUCED:    02/19/2009
ENACTED:    08/04/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
PUBLIC ACT:    128

SUMMARY:                                
Amends the Critical Health Problems and Comprehensive Health Education Act and the Interscholastic Athletic Organization Act. Provides that the Comprehensive Health Education Program must include information about cancer. Requires an interscholastic athletic organization to include a question asking if a student has a family history of cancer on any pre-participation examination form. Provides that the organization may require that a testicular examination be conducted for a male student's participation.

STATUS:                                    
08/04/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
08/04/2009    Public Act No. 128


 

IL S 3037   SPONSOR: Hunter (D)
TITLE: Lottery Cancer Grant Fund
INTRODUCED: 02/04/2010
ENACTED: 07/26/2010
DISPOSITION: Enacted
LOCATION: Chaptered
PUBLIC ACT: 1290

SUMMARY: 
Amends the Lottery Law, the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code and the State Finance Act. Changes the name of the Ticket for The Cure Fund to the Carolyn Adams Ticket for The Cure Grant Fund.

STATUS: 
07/26/2010 Signed by GOVERNOR.
07/26/2010 Public Act No. 1290
IN S 437  

AUTHOR:    Becker (R)
TITLE:    Coverage For Cancer Chemotherapy
INTRODUCED:    01/14/2009
ENACTED:    04/30/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
PUBLIC LAW:    46

SUMMARY:                                 
Requires accident and sickness insurance and health maintenance organization contracts to provide coverage for orally administered cancer chemotherapy and cancer chemotherapy that is administered intravenously or by injection; provides that coverage for oral chemotherapy must not be subject to dollar limits, copayments, deductibles, or coinsurance provisions that are less favorable than coverage for cancer chemotherapy that is administered intravenously or by injection; includes group policies.

STATUS:                                     
04/30/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
04/30/2009    Public Law No. 46
 


 

IN S 554   

AUTHOR:    Becker (R)
TITLE:    Breast Cancer Screening and Medicaid Eligibility
INTRODUCED:    01/15/2009
ENACTED:    05/07/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
PUBLIC LAW:    107

SUMMARY:                                 
Eliminates the requirement that certain women whose Medicaid eligibility is conditioned in part on their having been screened for breast or cervical cancer do so under a specified federal program; designates the state as an option three state; allows a woman who is screened by other providers and entities to be identified by the state department as a part of the state's program, for as long as the state department is a federal Title XV grant recipient.

STATUS:                                     

05/07/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.

05/07/2009    Public Law No. 107
IA H 2075  

SIMILAR:    IA S 21
AUTHOR:    House Commerce Committee
TITLE:    Cancer Treatment
INTRODUCED:    01/19/2010
ENACTED:    02/23/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Signed by Governor

SUMMARY:                                               
Requires health benefit coverage for cancer treatment delivered pursuant to an approved cancer clinical trial.

STATUS:
02/23/2010   Signed by GOVERNOR.


 

 

IA H 2518  

COMPANION:    IA H 2502
AUTHOR:    House Appropriations Committee
TITLE:    Public Retirement Systems
INTRODUCED:    03/09/2010
ENACTED:    04/23/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Signed by Governor

SUMMARY:                                               
Relates to Public Retirement Systems, including the Public Safety Officers' Retirement, Accident and Disability System, the Public Employees Retirement System, and the Statewide Fire and Police Retirement System; provides for long-term care benefits and coverage of cancer and infectious diseases; makes other changes; makes supplemental appropriations.

STATUS:
04/23/2010   Signed by GOVERNOR.


 

 

KS H 2160   

AUTHOR:    House Insurance Committee
TITLE:    Oral Anti-cancer Insurance Coverage
INTRODUCED:    01/29/2009
ENACTED:    04/19/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Signed by Governor

SUMMARY:                                             
Provides coverage for autism spectrum disorder; requires any individual or group health insurance policy, medical service plan, hospital and medical service corporation contract, fraternal benefit society or health maintenance organization, municipal and state employee health care benefits plan which provides coverage for prescription drugs to provide coverage for a prescribed, orally administered anticancer medication on a basis no less favorable than intravenously administered cancer medications.

STATUS:                                               

04/19/2010   Signed by GOVERNOR.
KS S 16   

AUTHOR:    Joint Committee on Administrative Rules and Regulations
TITLE:    Cancer Drug Repository
INTRODUCED:    01/12/2009
ENACTED:    04/06/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    2009-48

SUMMARY:                                 
Relates to the cancer drug repository; concerns the pharmacy act of the state; declares certain acts not to be in violation of said act; relates to the donation, acceptance, transfer, distribution or dispensing of any drug in compliance with the provisions of the cancer drug repository program; provides for the utilization of unused medications.

STATUS:                                     
05/20/2009    Chapter No. 2009-48


 

KS SR 1820  

AUTHOR:    Barnett (R)
TITLE:    Breast Cancer Screening
INTRODUCED:    02/11/2010
ENACTED:    02/11/2010
DISPOSITION:    Adopted
LOCATION:    Adopted

SUMMARY:                                                       
Supports current guidelines for breast cancer screening.

STATUS:                                                         
02/11/2010    INTRODUCED.
02/11/2010    Passed SENATE.


 

 

KY H 72  

SPONSOR:        Burch (D)
TITLE:    Colon Cancer Screening Program
INTRODUCED:    01/05/2010
ENACTED:    04/26/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Signed by Governor

SUMMARY:                                                
Relates to the Colon Cancer Screening Program; creates the Colon Cancer Screening Program Fund and makes an appropriation from the fund for purposes of the Program; provides that a schedule of income-based fees may be adopted for colon cancer screening; requires that the schedule be such that screening is affordable and accessible to the largest possible number of individuals throughout the Commonwealth.

STATUS:
04/26/2010   Signed by GOVERNOR.


 

 

KY HCR 15  

SPONSOR:    Stevens (D)
TITLE:    Kidney Cancer Awareness Month
INTRODUCED:    01/05/2010
ENACTED:    03/18/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    17

SUMMARY:                                                     
Designates March as Kidney Cancer Awareness Month in Kentucky.

STATUS:                                                        
03/18/2010    Act No. 17


 

KY S 18  

SPONSOR:    Denton (R)
TITLE:    Health Care Services
INTRODUCED:    01/05/2010
ENACTED:    03/24/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    23

SUMMARY:                                                                              
Relates to health care services provided in clinical trials for the treatment of cancer; prohibits a health benefit plan from excluding coverage for routine patient healthcare costs that are incurred in the course of a cancer clinical trial if the health benefit plan would provide coverage for the routine patient healthcare cost had it not been incurred in a cancer clinical trial.

STATUS:  
03/26/2010   Act No. 23


 

 

KY S 62  

SPONSOR:    Turner J (D)
TITLE:    Mesothelioma Awareness Day
INTRODUCED:    01/05/2010
ENACTED:    04/13/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    137

SUMMARY:                                                         
Designates September 26 of each year as Mesothelioma Awareness Day and requires Governor to issue proclamation.

STATUS:                                                            
04/13/2010   Act No. 137


 

 

LA H 175  

AUTHOR:    Hutter (R)
TITLE:    Health Insurance and Off Label Cancer Drug
INTRODUCED:    04/27/2009
ENACTED:    06/18/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
ACT:    87

SUMMARY:                                
Relates to coverage of off-label cancer drugs; provides for a standard reference compendia.

STATUS:
06/22/2009   Act No. 87


 

LA H 734  

AUTHOR:    Carter (R)
TITLE:    Sales Tax
INTRODUCED:    04/27/2009
ENACTED:    07/08/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
ACT:    462

SUMMARY:                                
Provides that the sales and use tax imposed by the state shall not apply to the amount paid by qualifying radiation therapy treatment centers for the purchase, lease, or repair of capital equipment and the purchase, lease, or repair of software used to operate capital equipment; allows any political subdivision of this state to elect to grant a similar sales and use tax exemption.

STATUS:                                    
07/09/2009   Act No. 462


 

LA HCR 103  

AUTHOR:    Talbot (R)
TITLE:    Health Insurance
INTRODUCED:    05/07/2009
ADOPTED:    06/04/2009
DISPOSITION:    Adopted
LOCATION:    Adopted

SUMMARY:
Urges and requests the Department of Insurance to study the disparities in amounts of co-payments between orally and intravenously administered chemotherapy medications.

STATUS:                                                                       
06/04/2009    Passed SENATE. 


 

LA S 241  

AUTHOR:    Mount (D)
TITLE:    Income Tax Checkoff
INTRODUCED:    04/27/2009
ENACTED:    07/07/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
ACT:    406

SUMMARY:                             
Provides for an income tax checkoff donation for National Lung Cancer Partnership.

STATUS:                                 
07/08/2009    Act No. 406 


 

LA HR 76  

AUTHOR:    Katz (R)
TITLE:    Health Medical Treatment
INTRODUCED:    06/09/2009
ADOPTED:    06/09/2009
DISPOSITION:    Adopted
LOCATION:    Adopted

SUMMARY:                                                      
Urges and requests the La. State Board of Medical Examiners and the State Department of Health and Hospitals to ensure that patient safety and choice of treatment remain central concerns for treating physicians by preventing self-referrals for radiation therapy within non-radiation group oncology practices.

STATUS:                                                         
06/09/2009   INTRODUCED.
06/09/2009   Passed HOUSE.


 

LA SR 89  

AUTHOR:    Mount (D)
TITLE:    Health Care
INTRODUCED:    06/09/2009
ADOPTED:    06/09/2009
DISPOSITION:    Adopted
LOCATION:    Adopted

SUMMARY:                                                                       
Requests the State Board of Medical Examiners and the State Department of Health and Hospitals to ensure that patient safety and choice of treatment remain central concerns for treating physicians by preventing self-referrals for radiation therapy within non-radiation group oncology practices.

STATUS:                                                                          
06/09/2009    INTRODUCED.
06/09/2009    Passed SENATE.


 

LA SCR 122  

AUTHOR:    Broome (D)
TITLE:    Congress
INTRODUCED:    06/16/2010
ENACTED:    06/17/2010
DISPOSITION:    Adopted
LOCATION:    Adopted

SUMMARY:                                                                         
Memorializes Congress to support and invest in the National Cancer Institute Community Cancer Centers Program.

STATUS:                                                                           
06/17/2010    Passed HOUSE.


 

ME S 235  

LD:    621
AUTHOR:    Bartlett (D)
TITLE:    Firefighters Benefits
INTRODUCED:    02/13/2009
ENACTED:    06/16/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Signed by Governor
CHAPTER:    408

SUMMARY:                                
Creates a rebuttable presumption under the Workers' Compensation Act that a firefighter who contracts cancer has contracted the disease in the course of employment as a firefighter; requires notice of the cancer to be given; concerns a firefighter that, during the time of employment, received a test for cancer that failed to detect the cancer; makes the last employer for whom the firefighter worked at the time of the last exposure to the risk of cancer and that employer's insurer liable for the cancer.

STATUS:                                    
06/16/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.

06/16/2009    Public Law No. 408
MD H 41  

CROSSFILED WITH:    MD S 173
AUTHOR:    Nathan-Pulliam (D)
TITLE:    Home Visits After Mastectomy
INTRODUCED:    01/14/2009
ENACTED:    05/19/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    517

SUMMARY:                               
Requires insurers, nonprofit health service plans and health maintenance organizations to provide inpatient hospitalization coverage for a minimum length of time following a mastectomy that is performed for the treatment of breast cancer; requires insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for home visits; prohibits such insurers from refusing reimbursement for certain services; requires notices.

STATUS:                                   
05/19/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
05/19/2009    Chapter No. 517


 

MD H 405  

AUTHOR:    Pena-Melnyk (D)
TITLE:    Breast Cancer Screening
INTRODUCED:    02/02/2009
ENACTED:    05/19/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    670

SUMMARY:                               
Requires insurers, nonprofit health service plans and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for breast cancer screening in accordance with specified guidelines; repeals requirements for coverage of screening mammograms by certain insurance policies and nonprofit health service plans; prohibits charging a deductible; requires a notice in each health insurance policy and certificate.

STATUS:                                   
05/19/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
05/19/2009    Chapter No. 670


 

MD H 878  

CROSSFILED WITH:    MD S 313
AUTHOR:    Mizeur (D)
TITLE:    Health Insurance
INTRODUCED:    02/10/2010
ENACTED:    05/20/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    536

SUMMARY:                                                                        
Requires insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for certain types of annual preventive care if certain conditions are met; prohibits certain provisions from being construed to require coverage for a certain service; makes certain requirements applicable to health maintenance organizations.

STATUS:                                                                           
05/20/2010   Signed by GOVERNOR.
05/20/2010   Chapter No. 536


 

MD H 1150  

AUTHOR:    Donoghue (D)
TITLE:    Anatomic Pathology Services Billing
INTRODUCED:    02/13/2009
ENACTED:    04/14/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    163

SUMMARY:                                 
Requires a clinical laboratory, a physician, or a group practice that provides anatomic pathology services on a PAP test specimen for a patient in the state to present a bill for services to a referring physician who orders but does not perform anatomic pathology services; provides that a practitioner who takes a Pap test specimen but does not perform anatomic pathology services may bill patients or payors if the practitioner complies with disclosure and ethics requirements.

STATUS:                                     
04/14/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
04/14/2009    Chapter No. 163


 

 

MD S 57  

AUTHOR:    Middleton (D)
TITLE:    Mandated Mental Health and Health Insurance Coverage
INTRODUCED:    01/13/2010
ENACTED:    04/13/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    17

SUMMARY:                                
Relates to insurer discrimination and coverage of persons with mental illness or emotional, drug abuse, or alcohol disorders; requires coverage of hospitalization benefits under contracts covering certain employees in a specified manner; restricts delivery of benefits through a managed care system; clarifies that certain provisions of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act shall apply to all health insurers; clarifies coverage of mastectomy-related complications.

STATUS:                                   
04/13/2010    Signed by GOVERNOR.
04/13/2010    Chapter No. 17


 

MD S 173  

CROSSFILED WITH:    MD H 41
AUTHOR:    Kelley (D)
TITLE:    Mastectomy Inpatient Coverage
INTRODUCED:    01/21/2009
ENACTED:    05/19/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    516

SUMMARY:                                 
Requires specified insurers, nonprofit health service plans,and health maintenance organizations to provide inpatient hospitalization coverage for a specified minimum length of time following a mastectomy that is performed for the treatment of breast cancer; prohibits specified insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations from refusing reimbursement for certain services; requires a notice to certain insureds; provides for home visits.

STATUS:                                     
05/19/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
05/19/2009    Chapter No. 516


 

ME S 235  

LD:    621
AUTHOR:    Bartlett (D)
TITLE:    Firefighters Benefits
INTRODUCED:    02/13/2009
ENACTED:    06/16/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    408

SUMMARY:                                                             
Creates a rebuttable presumption under the Workers' Compensation Act that a firefighter who contracts cancer has contracted the disease in the course of employment as a firefighter; requires notice of the cancer to be given; concerns a firefighter that, during the time of employment, received a test for cancer that failed to detect the cancer; makes the last employer for whom the firefighter worked at the time of the last exposure to the risk of cancer and that employer's insurer liable for the cancer.

STATUS:                                                                
06/16/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
06/16/2009    Public Law No. 408


 
MI SR 78  

SPONSOR:    Cropsey (R)
TITLE:    Childhood Cancer Awareness
INTRODUCED:    09/10/2009
ADOPTED:    09/10/2009
DISPOSITION:    Adopted
LOCATION:    Adopted

SUMMARY:                                                
Commemorates September 2009 as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in State.

STATUS:                                                  
09/10/2009    INTRODUCED.
09/10/2009    In SENATE. Passed SENATE.


 

MN S 162  

COMPANION:    MN H 177
AUTHOR:    Berglin (DFL)
TITLE:    Health
INTRODUCED:    01/22/2009
ENACTED:    03/11/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER #:    2009-6

SUMMARY:                                 
Relates to health; extends moratorium on radiation therapy facility construction in Hennepin, Ramsey, Dakota, Washington, Anoka, Carver, Scott, St. Louis, Sherburne, Benton, Stearns, Chisago, Isanti, and Wright counties.

STATUS:                                     
03/12/2009   Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 2009-6


 

MN S 1761  

COMPANION:    MN H 1847
AUTHOR:    Scheid (DFL)
TITLE:    Insurance
INTRODUCED:    03/23/2009
ENACTED:    05/13/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER #:    326

SUMMARY:                                      
Provides that a health plan company that provides coverage under a health plan for cancer chemotherapy treatment shall not require a higher co-payment, deductible, or coinsurance amount for a prescribed, orally administered anticancer medication that is used to kill or slow the growth of cancerous cells than what the health plan requires for an intravenously administered or injected cancer medication that is provided.

STATUS:                                        
05/13/2010    Signed by GOVERNOR.
05/13/2010    Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 326


 

MT H 80  

AUTHOR:    Kottel (D)
TITLE:    Professional and Occupational Licensing Laws
INTRODUCED:    01/05/2009
ENACTED:    04/01/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    109

SUMMARY:                                 
Revises professional and occupational licensing laws; relates to the Board of Psychologists, the Board of Respiratory Care Practitioners and the Board of Social Work Examiners and Professional Counselors; revises the basis for unprofessional conduct to include documented alcohol addiction; revises Hearing Aid Dispenser Trainee and Board duties; revises certain licensing requirements for Public Accountants and firms; removes authorization for laetrile manufacture, sale, possession, and distribution.

STATUS:                                     
04/01/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
04/01/2009    Chaptered. Chapter No. 109


 

MT H 151  

AUTHOR:     Becker (D)
TITLE:    Breast Reconstruction Mandate Revision
INTRODUCED:    01/05/2009
ENACTED:    03/25/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    67

SUMMARY:                                 
Clarifies insurance coverage for reconstructive breast surgery after a mastectomy.

STATUS:                                     
03/25/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
03/25/2009    Chaptered. Chapter No. 67


 

MT H 409   

AUTHOR:    Pomnichowski (D)
TITLE:    Cancer Drug Repository
INTRODUCED:    01/31/2009
ENACTED:    04/18/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    299

SUMMARY:                                 
Establishes a cancer drug repository program and participant registry; provides the program will accept donated cancer drugs and devices and will dispense the drugs and devices to qualified patients; provides that participation in the program is voluntary.

STATUS:                                     
04/20/2009    Chaptered. Chapter No. 299


 

NC S 287  

AUTHOR:    Rand (D)
TITLE:    State Health Plan
INTRODUCED:    02/25/2009
ENACTED:    04/23/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER #:    2009-16

SUMMARY:                                 
Appropriates funds for the State Health Plan for teachers and other state employees; relates to premium increases, benefit changes and healthy lifestyle programs; relates to smoking cessation and weight management programs; amends coverage for prescription drugs without a generic equivalent; relates to cancer medications, pharmacy benefits managers, dependent coverage, psychiatric hospital care, public records that do not contain trade secrets, purchase of extended coverage and claims processor contracts.

STATUS:                                     
04/23/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
04/23/2009    Session Law Number 2009-16


 

NC H 896  

AUTHOR:    Harrell T (D)
TITLE:    Cancer Drug Coverage
INTRODUCED:    03/31/2009
ENACTED:    06/26/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER #:    2009-170

SUMMARY:                               
Updates the Cancer Compendia Statute to reflect new drug compendia that are available.

STATUS:                                   
06/26/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
06/26/2009    Session Law Number 2009-170


 

NC H 1020  

AUTHOR:    Earle (D)
TITLE:    Cancer Patient Assistance
INTRODUCED:    04/02/2009
ENACTED:    08/26/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER #:    2009-502

SUMMARY:                                                
Directs the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, to assist cancer patients with the management of the disease; requires the Department to establish a cancer patient navigation program under the Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program.

STATUS:                                                   
08/26/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
08/26/2009    Session Law Number 2009-502


 

NE L 94  

AUTHOR:    Howard (NP)
TITLE:    Homestead Exemption Applications
INTRODUCED:    01/08/2009
ENACTED:    05/26/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Signed by Governor

SUMMARY:                                 
Authorizes late homestead exemption applications for medical reasons, including a disease, physical ailment, or injury requiring inpatient care in a hospital, hospice, or residential care facility or involving any period of incapacity due to a condition for which treatment may not be effective.

STATUS:                                     
05/26/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.


 

NE L 445  

AUTHOR:    Fulton (NP)
TITLE:    Health Insurance Access Act
INTRODUCED:    01/20/2009
ENACTED:    05/26/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Signed by Governor

SUMMARY:                                 
Changes the Health Insurance Access Act; relates to uninsured access coverage policies of sickness and accident insurance; provides that such policy may include prescription drug benefit coverage and preventative health care coverage, including, but not limited to, primary care physician visits, immunizations for adults and children, laboratory and x-ray procedures, and preventative cancer screenings such as mammograms, cervical cancer screenings, and noninvasive colorectal or prostate screenings.

STATUS:                                     
05/26/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.


 

 NH H 1586  

AUTHOR:    Renzullo (R)
TITLE:    Mandated Benefits Review
INTRODUCED:    01/06/2010
ENACTED:    05/18/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    61

SUMMARY:                                                    
Reestablishes the procedure to provide for a review of mandated benefits by the insurance department; repeals the mandated coverage for autologous bone marrow transplants.

STATUS:                                                       
05/18/2010    Signed by GOVERNOR.
05/18/2010    Chapter No. 61


 

NH S 510  

AUTHOR:    Houde (D)
TITLE:    Oral and Intraveneous Chemotherapy
INTRODUCED:    02/17/2010
ENACTED:    06/21/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    198

SUMMARY:                                      
Establishes a commission to collect, compile, and analyze data to determine whether a disparity between coverage for oral and intravenous chemotherapy exists.

STATUS:                                         
06/21/2010    Signed by GOVERNOR.
06/21/2010    Chapter No. 198


 

NJ AJR 92   

IDENTICAL:    NJ SJR 56
SPONSOR:    O'Scanlon (R)
TITLE:    Brain Tumor Awareness Month
INTRODUCED:    05/22/2008
ENACTED:    04/15/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    JR-3.

SUMMARY:                                 
Designates May of each year as Brain Tumor Awareness Month.

STATUS:                                     
04/15/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
04/15/2009    Chapter No. JR-3.


 

NJ SJR 14   IDENTICAL: NJ AJR 58
SPONSOR: Beach (D)
TITLE: Teen Cancer Awareness Week
INTRODUCED: 01/12/2010
LAST AMEND: 03/04/2010
DISPOSITION: To Governor
LOCATION: To Governor

SUMMARY: 
Designates the third week in January of each year as Teen Cancer Awareness Week.

STATUS: 
10/25/2010 Substituted for AJR58.
10/25/2010 Passed ASSEMBLY.
10/25/2010 *****To GOVERNOR
NJ SJR 23  

SPONSOR:    Singer (R)
TITLE:    Leukemia Lymphoma Awareness Month
INTRODUCED:    01/28/2008
ENACTED:    11/05/2008
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    JR-4

SUMMARY:                                 
Designates September of each year as Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Awareness Month in New Jersey.

STATUS:                                     
11/05/2008    Signed by GOVERNOR.
11/05/2008    Chapter No. JR-4


NJ SJR 24   IDENTICAL: NJ AJR 39
SPONSOR: Kean T (R)
TITLE: Mesothelioma Awareness Day
INTRODUCED: 02/08/2010
ENACTED: 08/18/2010
DISPOSITION: Enacted
LOCATION: Chaptered
CHAPTER: JR-1

SUMMARY: 
Designates September 26th of each year as Mesothelioma Awareness Day in the State.

STATUS: 
08/18/2010 Signed by GOVERNOR.
08/18/2010 Chapter No. JR-1
NJ A 2168   IDENTICAL: NJ S 2038
SPONSOR: Vainieri Huttle (D)
TITLE: Jadens Law
INTRODUCED: 02/11/2010
ENACTED: 08/25/2010
DISPOSITION: Enacted
LOCATION: Chaptered
CHAPTER: 61

SUMMARY: 
Relates to the Jaden's Law; requires physicians to advise certain patients of the option to donate bone marrow; requires an online brochure to promote awareness among physicians and the general public about the option to donate bone marrow; provides for consultation with the Medical Society, the Institute of Medicine and Public Health, the NMDP, and other organizations that are seeking to increase bone marrow and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell donation among various ethnic groups in need of these donations.

STATUS: 
08/25/2010 Chapter No. 61
NJ S 2363  

IDENTICAL:    NJ A 3382
SPONSOR:    Kean T (R)
TITLE:    Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
INTRODUCED:    11/24/2008
ENACTED:    10/01/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Signed by Governor

SUMMARY:                                          
Permanently designates February Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in New Jersey.

STATUS:                                             
10/01/2009   Signed by GOVERNOR.


 

NM H 489  

AUTHOR:    Steinborn (D)
TITLE:    Health Care
INTRODUCED:    02/02/2009
ENACTED:    04/06/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    2009-106

SUMMARY:                                 
Relates to health care; amends sections of the Medical Radiation Health and Safety Act; renames the act.

STATUS:                                     
04/06/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
04/06/2009    Chaptered. Chapter No. 2009-106


 

NM HM 36  

AUTHOR:    Stewart (D)
TITLE:    Cancer Clinical Trial Access Expansion
INTRODUCED:    02/01/2010
ENACTED:    02/10/2010
DISPOSITION:    Adopted
LOCATION:    Adopted

SUMMARY:                                      
Relates to expand cancer clinical trial access.

STATUS:                                        
02/10/2010   Passed HOUSE.


 

NM S 42  

AUTHOR:    Feldman (D)
TITLE:    Health Insurance Code
INTRODUCED:    01/20/2009
ENACTED:    04/07/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    2009-212

SUMMARY:                                 
Relates to health insurance; amends and repeals sections of the New Mexico insurance code that relate to coverage of cancer clinical trials, if specified conditions are met.

STATUS:                                     
04/07/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
04/07/2009    Chaptered. Chapter No. 2009-212


 

NM S 303  

AUTHOR:    Sanchez M (D)
TITLE:    Occupational Disease Disablement
INTRODUCED:    01/27/2009
ENACTED:    04/08/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    2009-252

SUMMARY:                                 
Relates to the Occupational Disease Disablement Law; requires certain diseases and injuries, including certain cancers, to be presumed to be caused by employment for certain firefighters; providing exceptions; establishes burden of proof for defenses; requires workers' compensation reimbursement in certain situations.

STATUS:                                     
04/08/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
04/08/2009    Chaptered. Chapter No. 2009-252


 

NY A 10094   SAME AS: NY S 6993
SPONSOR: Rivera N (D)
TITLE: Reconstructive Surgery Information
INTRODUCED: 03/04/2010
ENACTED: 08/13/2010
DISPOSITION: Enacted
LOCATION: Chaptered
CHAPTER: 354

SUMMARY: 
Requires every general hospital that provides mastectomy surgery, lymph node dissection or a lumpectomy to provide information to the patient concerning the option of reconstructive surgery following such procedures, including the availability of coverage for reconstructive surgery; specifies that the information shall be provided to the patient in writing and in advance of obtaining consent to the surgical procedure.

STATUS: 
08/13/2010 Chapter No. 354
NY A 10219   SAME AS: NY S 7408
SPONSOR: Jacobs (D)
TITLE: Cancer Drug Verification
INTRODUCED: 03/11/2010
ENACTED: 08/13/2010
DISPOSITION: Enacted
LOCATION: Chaptered
CHAPTER: 357

SUMMARY: 
Relates to insurance coverage for drugs used in cancer treatment; updates the established drug reference compendia to be utilized by insurers in verifying a prescribed cancer treatment drug.

STATUS: 
08/13/2010 Chapter No. 357
NY S 3788  

SAME AS:    NY A 199
SPONSOR:    Libous (R)
TITLE:    Cancer Incidence and Environmental Facility Map Project
INTRODUCED:    04/01/2009
ENACTED:    05/12/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    77

SUMMARY:                           
Relates to cancer incidence and environmental facility maps project; requires the collection of information on the locations of environmental facilities and cases of cancer throughout the state.

STATUS:                              
05/12/2010   Chapter No. 77


 

NV A 213  

AUTHOR:    Anderson (D)
TITLE:    Cancer Drug Donation Program
INTRODUCED:    02/25/2009
ENACTED:    05/19/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    122

SUMMARY:                                  
Requires the State Board of Pharmacy to establish the Cancer Drug Donation Program; authorizes persons to donate cancer drugs at any participating pharmacy, medical facility, health clinic or provider of health care; provides immunity from civil or criminal liability for persons who exercise reasonable care in donating a drug.

STATUS:                                      
05/19/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
05/19/2009    Chaptered. Chapter No. 122


 

NV A 521  

AUTHOR:    Assembly Commerce and Labor Committee
TITLE:    Firefighter Cancer Coverage
INTRODUCED:    03/23/2009
ENACTED:    06/09/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    487

SUMMARY:                                         
Revises provisions governing coverage for cancer as an occupational disease of firefighters; expands the list of substances which are deemed to be known carcinogens that are reasonably associated with specific disabling cancers for the purposes of the provisions governing coverage for cancer as an occupational disease.

STATUS:                                             
06/09/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
06/09/2009    Chaptered. Chapter No. 487


 

NV S 79  

AUTHOR:    Senate Health and Education Committee
TITLE:    Health Agencies and Commissions
INTRODUCED:    02/02/2009
ENACTED:    05/22/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    181

SUMMARY:                                 
Creates the Commission on Services for Persons with Disabilities; restructures certain committees into subcommittees of the Commission; revises provisions relating to the Commission on Mental Health and Developmental Services; authorizes the Board of Health to appoint members of the Advisory Committee in the Office of Minority Health, the Advisory Board on Maternal and Child Health and the Committee on Emergency Medical Services; repeals provisions creating the Task Forces on Prostate and Cervical Cancer.

STATUS:                                     
05/22/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
05/22/2009    Chaptered. Chapter No. 181


OH H 27  

SPONSOR:    Gerberry (D)
TITLE:    Korean War Veterans' Memorial Highway
INTRODUCED:    02/18/2009
ENACTED:    02/27/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
SESSION LAW:    19.

SUMMARY:                                          
Creates the teen driver education license plate fund; provides for contributions to the multiple sclerosis society, sickle cell society, the Special Olympics the children's glioma cancer foundation, the Red Cross, the military and phi theta kappa scholarships and other designations; designates Interstate Route 680, which is located within Mahoning County, as the Korean War Veterans' Memorial Highway.

STATUS:                                            
03/01/2010   Session Law No. 19.


 
OK S 1919  

AUTHOR:    Nichols (R)
TITLE:    Revenue and Taxation
INTRODUCED:    02/01/2010
ENACTED:    05/13/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
ENACT:    265

SUMMARY:                                                             
Relates to income tax credits for certain donations; provides for income tax credits based on donations to a cancer research institute; provides for the calculation of the maximum allowable annual credits for donations to such institutes and for donations to biomedical research institutes.

STATUS:                                                                
06/14/2010   Chapter No. 265


OR H 2420  

AUTHOR:    Schaufler (D)
TITLE:    Workers Compensation Claims
INTRODUCED:    01/22/2009
ENACTED:    03/19/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    24

SUMMARY:                                 
Relates to workers compensation claims for cancer by firefighters; establishes a presumption that certain cancers are compensable occupational diseases for certain nonvolunteer firefighters; requires certain cities to apply presumption to claims by nonvolunteer firefighters employed by city.

STATUS:                                     
04/03/2009    Chaptered. Chapter No. 24


OR H 2794  

AUTHOR:    Tomei (D)
TITLE:    Health Benefit Plan Coverage of Human Papillomavirus Va
INTRODUCED:    02/23/2009
ENACTED:    06/26/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    630

SUMMARY:                                
Requires health benefit plans to provide coverage of human papillomavirus vaccine for female beneficiaries who are at least 11 years of age but no older than 26 years of age.

STATUS:                                    
07/17/2009    Chaptered. Chapter No. 630


 

OR H 3480  

AUTHOR:    Shields (D)
TITLE:    Hexavalent Chromium Exposure
INTRODUCED:    04/20/2009
ENACTED:    08/04/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    870

SUMMARY:                                
Authorizes the Oregon Military Department to make payments to members of the State National Guard who develop cancer as a result of exposure to hexavalent chromium during service in Iraq; appropriates moneys from the General Fund for the purposes of making such payments.

STATUS:                                    
08/20/2009    Chaptered. Chapter No. 870


 

RI H 5359  

AUTHOR:      Slater (D)
TITLE:    Medical Marijuana
INTRODUCED:    02/10/2009
ENACTED:    06/16/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER #:    2009-16

SUMMARY:                                
Amends the medical marijuana act; provides for nonprofit compassion centers to aid qualifying patients and their registered primary caregivers; provides that a cardholder means a qualifying patient, primary caregiver or a principal officer, board member, employee, volunteer, or agent of a compassion center who has been issued and possesses a valid registry identification card; relates to a physician licensed with authority to prescribe drugs in Massachusetts or Connecticut; relates to organ transplants.

STATUS:                                    
06/16/2009    GOVERNOR'S veto overridden by SENATE.
06/16/2009    GOVERNOR'S veto overridden by HOUSE.
06/16/2009    Public Law No. 2009-16


 

PA HR 562  

PN:    2989
AUTHOR:    Boback (R)
TITLE:    Health Care Reform
INTRODUCED:    12/09/2009
ENACTED:    01/05/2010
DISPOSITION:    Adopted
LOCATION:    Adopted

SUMMARY:                       
Memorializes the Congress of the United States in its health care reform decisions to apply the American Cancer Society's guidelines for breast cancer screening.

STATUS:                         
01/05/2010    From HOUSE Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
01/05/2010    Passed HOUSE.


 

PA H 1231   PN: 4393
AUTHOR: Murphy (D)
TITLE: Workers Compensation Act
INTRODUCED: 04/07/2009
LAST AMEND: 09/28/2010
DISPOSITION: To Governor
LOCATION: To Governor

SUMMARY: 
Amends the Workers' Compensation Act. Defines occupational disease, injury and personal injury. Provides for cancer in the occupation of firefighter that results in death occurring within 300 weeks after the last date of employment and either temporary or permanent total or partial disability after four years or more of continuous service. Provides for rebuttal of any presumption based on certain evidence.

STATUS: 
11/18/2010 *****To GOVERNOR.
PA H 2521   PN: 4290
AUTHOR: DeLuca (D)
TITLE: Anatomic Pathology Service Disclosure
INTRODUCED: 05/19/2010
LAST AMEND: 07/01/2010
DISPOSITION: To Governor
LOCATION: To Governor

SUMMARY: 
Provides for anatomic pathology service disclosure. Includes pap test examinations, hematology and blood-banking services performed by pathologists. Relates to referrals. Provides that a health care provider or physician group practice who orders but who does not supervise or perform a component of an anatomic pathology service shall disclose in a bill presented to a patient, insurer or other third-party payor the name and address of the provider or laboratory that provided the service and the amount paid.

STATUS: 
11/18/2010 *****To GOVERNOR.

 

PR H 1832

 

AUTHOR:    Torres Calderon (PNP)
TITLE:    Windshield Dyes and Melanoma Patients
INTRODUCED:    07/22/2009
ENACTED:    03/12/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER #:    25-2010

SUMMARY:                                      
Amends the Vehicle and Traffic Law relative to patients who have malignant melanoma and need renewal of the permit or certification for the use of dyes in the windshield and window glass in their motor vehicle every six years.

STATUS:                                         
03/12/2010    Signed by GOVERNOR.
03/12/2010    Law Number 25-2010


 

PR HR 713  

AUTHOR:    Rodriguez Homs (PNP)
TITLE:    Catastrophic Patient Health Alternative Study
INTRODUCED:    05/21/2009
ENACTED:    05/21/2009
DISPOSITION:    Adopted
LOCATION:    House

SUMMARY:                                     
Orders the Health Committee of the House of Representatives to conduct a broad investigation of how urgent the situation that is confronting a large number of people who are patients of catastrophic illnesses like cancer, who did not qualify or have lost the Health Plan of the Government by the mere fact of owning on a property such as land or residence, which is considered as income.

STATUS:                                       
05/21/2009    INTRODUCED.
05/21/2009    Passed HOUSE.


 

PR S 948  

AUTHOR:    Romero Donnelly (PNP)
TITLE:    University of Puerto Rico Cancer Center
INTRODUCED:    06/18/2009
ENACTED:    03/12/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER #:    23-2010

SUMMARY:                                         
Amends the act on the Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University of Puerto Rico to establish the duties and powers of the Center to establish collaborative arrangements with other entities, public and private, to provide exams for gynecological cancer, breast, prostate and others as acceptable practice, and proper coordination referral and treatment of patients.

STATUS:                                           
03/12/2010     Signed by GOVERNOR.
03/12/2010     Law Number 23-2010


PR S 1000   AUTHOR: Rivera Schatz (PNP)
TITLE: Central Cancer Registry
INTRODUCED: 07/30/2009
ENACTED: 07/30/2010
DISPOSITION: Enacted
LOCATION: Chaptered
CHAPTER #: 113-2010

SUMMARY: 
Creates an Act of the Central Cancer Registry of Puerto Rico; repeal Act No. 28 of 1951.

STATUS: 
07/30/2010 Signed by GOVERNOR.
07/30/2010 Law Number 113-2010
PR S 1104  

AUTHOR:    Burgos Andujar (PNP)
TITLE:    Cervical Cancer Vaccine Insurance Coverage
INTRODUCED:    09/04/2009
ENACTED:    01/20/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER #:    9-2010

SUMMARY:                                  
Requires all health insurers including health service organizations and organized insurance plans to include as part of their coverage the cervical cancer vaccine for its insured ages eleven to eighteen.

STATUS:                                     
01/20/2010    Signed by GOVERNOR.
01/20/2010    Law Number 9-2010


 

PR S 1399   AUTHOR: Padilla Alvelo (PNP)
TITLE: American Cancer Society Cost Appropriations
INTRODUCED: 02/08/2010
ENACTED: 09/15/2010
DISPOSITION: Enacted
LOCATION: Chaptered
CHAPTER #: 135-2010

SUMMARY: 
Provides an annual appropriation to the Health Department, starting from fiscal year 2010-2011, to be transferred to the American Cancer Society of Puerto Rico to help defray the cost of the program as it exists in Puerto Rico; orders reporting and compliance; allows the acceptance of gifts; allows the matching of funds.

STATUS: 
09/03/2010 *****To GOVERNOR.
09/15/2010 Signed by GOVERNOR.
09/15/2010 Law Number 135-2010
PR S 1646   AUTHOR: Martinez Santia (PNP)
TITLE: Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Week
INTRODUCED: 05/18/2010
ENACTED: 10/29/2010
DISPOSITION: Enacted
LOCATION: Chaptered
CHAPTER #: 159-2010

SUMMARY: 
Assigns the month of September each year as the Month of Awareness and Knowledge about the Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma in order to help educate people about this terrible evil and to bring a message of hope patients and families.

STATUS: 
10/29/2010 Signed by GOVERNOR.
10/29/2010 Law Number 159-2010
PR SR  374  

AUTHOR:    Vazquez Nieves (PNP)
TITLE:    Women's Colon Cancer Study
INTRODUCED:    04/29/2009
ENACTED:    06/08/2009
DISPOSITION:    Adopted
LOCATION:    Senate

SUMMARY:                                                 
Orders the Commission on Health and Women Affairs of the Senate to conduct a comprehensive study on the high incidence of colon cancer in women and the inclusion of evidence of screening in private and relative to health reform.

STATUS:                                                   
06/08/2009   Passed SENATE.


 

PR SR 519  

AUTHOR:    Raschke Martine (PNP)
TITLE:    Mammogram Grant Study
INTRODUCED:    06/29/2009
ENACTED:    09/24/2009
DISPOSITION:    Adopted
LOCATION:    Senate

SUMMARY:                                                      
Orders the Committee on Health, Tourism and Women Affairs and Finance of the Senate to conduct an investigation into the possibility of an award and/or grant for women working a day for the Government of Puerto Rico in relation to the purpose of a mammogram to be done; considers the fiscal impact.

STATUS:                                                         
09/24/2009   Passed SENATE.


 

PR SR 521  

AUTHOR:    Raschke Martine (PNP)
TITLE:    Prison Mammography Testing
INTRODUCED:    06/25/2009
ENACTED:    09/24/2009
DISPOSITION:    Adopted
LOCATION:    Senate

SUMMARY:                                                 
Orders the Committee on Women and Health of the Senate to conduct research on the opportunities available to inmate of the prison system in Puerto Rico mainly for testing mammography and the state of health services; identifies funding and resources to provide these services.

STATUS:                                                   
09/24/2009    Passed SENATE.


PR SR 814  

AUTHOR:    Soto Villanueva (PNP)
TITLE:    Breast Cancer Mortality Investigation
INTRODUCED:    11/30/2009
ENACTED:    06/03/2010
DISPOSITION:    Adopted
LOCATION:    Senate

SUMMARY:                                           
Orders the Committees on Banking, Consumer Affairs and Public Corporations and Health of the Senate to conduct an investigation into the incidence and mortality from breast cancer in Puerto Rico, the quality of the system of preventing it, prevention, detection and treatment of this condition imposed by health insurers and the information that gives citizenship, as well as whether the public policy of the Government on recommending a mammography at an earlier age.

STATUS:                                              
06/03/2010   Passed SENATE.


 

RI H 6073  

AUTHOR:    Gemma (D)
TITLE:                      Motor Vehicles
INTRODUCED:            04/02/2009
ENACTED:                  11/09/2009
DISPOSITION:            Enacted
LOCATION:                Chaptered
CHAPTER #:               2009-226

SUMMARY:                
Make available special license plates for breast cancer support; provides for issuance fees; stipulates that proceeds would benefit the Rhode Island Breast Cancer Coalition.

STATUS:                     
11/09/2009   Signed by GOVERNOR.
11/09/2009   Public Law No. 2009-226

RI H 6339  

AUTHOR:    Williams (D)
TITLE:    Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
INTRODUCED:    06/26/2009
ADOPTED:    06/26/2009
DISPOSITION:    Adopted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER #:    2009-328

SUMMARY:                                
(Resolution) Proclaims the month of September as ovarian cancer awareness month in the state of Rhode Island.

STATUS:                                    
06/26/2009    INTRODUCED.
06/26/2009    Adopted by HOUSE.
06/26/2009    Resolution No. 2009-328


 

RI H 7914  

AUTHOR:    Kilmartin (D)
TITLE:    Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act
INTRODUCED:    03/16/2010
ENACTED:    03/23/2010
DISPOSITION:    Adopted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER #:    2010-141

SUMMARY:                                      
(Resolution) Supports passage of the Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act currently before the Congress of the United States.

STATUS:                                         
03/23/2010   Resolution No. 2010-141


 

RI S 1047  

AUTHOR:    Goodwin (D)
TITLE:    Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
INTRODUCED:    06/30/2009
ADOPTED:    06/30/2009
DISPOSITION:    Adopted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER #:    2009-323

SUMMARY:                                
(Resolution) Proclaims the month of September as Ovarian Cancer Awareness month in the state of Rhode Island.

STATUS:                                    
06/30/2009    INTRODUCED.
06/30/2009    Adopted by SENATE.
06/30/2009    Resolution No. 2009-323


 

TN HJR 906  

AUTHOR:    Armstrong (D)
TITLE:    Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
INTRODUCED:    03/11/2010
ENACTED:    04/19/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Signed by Governor

SUMMARY:                                       
Designates March 2010, as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in Tennessee.

STATUS:                                         
04/19/2010   Signed by GOVERNOR.


 

TN S 3625  

SAME AS:    TN H 3921
AUTHOR:    Burchett (R)
TITLE:    Coverage for Off Label Use of Approved Drugs
INTRODUCED:    01/28/2010
ENACTED:    05/10/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
CHAPTER #:    890

SUMMARY:                                     
Relates to coverage for off-label uses of approved drugs; prohibits an insurance policy or contract that provides coverage for drugs from excluding coverage if the drug is recognized for treatment in one of the standard reference compendia or in medical literature; provides that the term standard reference compendia includes the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Drugs and Biologics Compendium, the Thompson Micoromedex's Drug Dex, or the Elsevier Gold Standard Clinical Pharmacology.

STATUS:                                        
05/13/2010   Public Chaptered. Chapter No. 890


 

TN SJR 890  

AUTHOR:    Beavers (R)
TITLE:    Mammogram
INTRODUCED:    03/23/2010
ENACTED:    05/24/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Signed by Governor

SUMMARY:                                                        
Encourages women, age forty and over, to have an annual mammogram.

STATUS:                                                           
05/24/2010    Signed by GOVERNOR.


 

TX H 1310  

AUTHOR:    Solomons (R)
TITLE:    Tanning Facility Use
INTRODUCED:    02/17/2009
ENACTED:    06/19/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    626

SUMMARY:                                
Prohibits a tanning facility from allowing a person younger than a specified age to use a tanning device; requires that written informed consent be given stating that a minor and the minor's parent have read and understood an advisory statement warning of the dangers of tanning and its association with skin cancer; requires that the State Medical Board adopt the advisory statement and post the statement on the board's Internet website.

STATUS:                                    
07/09/2009    Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 626


 

TX H 1358  

IDENTICAL:    TX S 895
AUTHOR:    Keffer J (R)
TITLE:    Cancer Prevention and Research Institute
INTRODUCED:    02/17/2009
ENACTED:    06/19/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    368

SUMMARY:                                
Relates to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute; allows the Institute to supplement the salary of certain staff members; modifies the terms of oversight committee members; provides for the membership of the University Advisory Committee; requires the oversight committee to issue rules regarding the procedure for awarding grants; provides that grant applicant information shall be public.

STATUS:                                    
07/09/2009    Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 368


 

TX H 4064  

AUTHOR:    Gonzalez Tourei (D)
TITLE:    Specialty License Plates for Cancer
INTRODUCED:    03/12/2009
ENACTED:    06/19/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    1005

SUMMARY:                                
Relates to the issuance of specialty license plates to raise awareness of cancer of unknown primary origins.

STATUS:                                    
07/09/2009    Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1005


 

TX S 527  

IDENTICAL:    TX H 2384
AUTHOR:    Nelson (R)
TITLE:    Mammography Systems Standards
INTRODUCED:    01/23/2009
ENACTED:    06/19/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    1355

SUMMARY:                                
Relates to mammography systems that fail certification standards; provides for patient notification.

STATUS:                                    
07/09/2009    Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1355


 

TX S 1082  

IDENTICAL:    TX H 3694
AUTHOR:    Huffman (R)
TITLE:    Mammography Medical Records
INTRODUCED:    02/23/2009
ENACTED:    06/19/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    515

SUMMARY:                                
Relates to the storage, maintenance and distribution of mammography medical records; relates to costs arising from a license holder's default.

STATUS:                                    
07/09/2009   Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 515


 

TX S 1143  

IDENTICAL:    TX H 3183
AUTHOR:    Carona (R)
TITLE:    Health Benefits
INTRODUCED:    02/25/2009
ENACTED:    06/19/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    1217

SUMMARY:                                
Requires group health insurers and health maintenance organizations to insert a statement into monthly bills notifying an employer of the employer's liability for premiums on all enrollees until notification of termination is received by the insurer, as well as how to best send notification of termination; provides for a study of the disparity in patient copayments between orally and intravenously administered chemotherapies.

STATUS:                                    
07/09/2009    Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 1217


UT H 130  

AUTHOR:    Dee (R)
TITLE:    Cancer Research Support Special Group License Plate
INTRODUCED:    02/02/2010
ENACTED:    03/30/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    369

SUMMARY:                                  
Creates a cancer research support special group license plate for programs that conduct or support cancer research programs; requires applicants for a new plate to make a $35 annual donation to the Cancer Research Restricted Account; creates the Cancer Research Restricted Account; requires the Department of Health to distribute funds in the Cancer Research Restricted Account to certain organizations that provide programs that conduct or support cancer research programs.

STATUS:                                     
04/07/2010    Chaptered. Chapter No. 369


 

UT H 445  

AUTHOR:     Bigelow (R)
TITLE:    Cervical Cancer Public Awareness Campaign
INTRODUCED:    02/07/2009
ENACTED:    03/31/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Signed by Governor

SUMMARY:                                 
Repeals the cervical cancer public awareness campaign provided by the Department of Health.

STATUS:                                     
03/31/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.


 

VT H 24  

AUTHOR:    Maier (D)
TITLE:    Colorectal Cancer Screening Costs
INTRODUCED:    01/14/2009
ENACTED:    05/23/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
ACT:    34

SUMMARY:                                
Requires health insurers to cover the costs of colorectal cancer screening; provides that no co-payment shall exceed a specified amount for services; provides the screening services shall not be subject to a deductible or coinsurance requirements; provides the Medicare out-of-pocket expense shall not be more than a specified amount with the health facility absorbing the cost of the difference.

STATUS:                                    
06/09/2009    Act No. 34  


VT H 444  

AUTHOR:    House Health Care Committee
TITLE:    Health Care Reform
INTRODUCED:    04/07/2009
ENACTED:    06/02/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
ACT:    61

SUMMARY:                                
Coordinates statewide electronic health records; relates to ARRA compliance, workers compensation records, investments, patient records, COBRA continuation, Blueprint for Health, insurer reinvestment fees, denials, rates,self-employment, most favored nation restriction, immunizations, flame retardants, anticancer medications, preexisting conditions, fraud, uninsured persons, employer assistance, disclosure, Medicaid, Medicare, Catamount Health, loss of employment and dependent child ceasing to qualify.

STATUS:                                    
06/15/2009    Act No. 61


VA H 11  

AUTHOR:    Marshall R (R)
TITLE:    Health Services Peer Utilization Reviews
INTRODUCED:    01/13/2010
ENACTED:    04/11/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    395.

SUMMARY:                                          
Requires that a decision on reconsideration of an adverse utilization review decision in which it is determined that a health service was or is not medically necessary, and which may result in non-coverage of a health service, be made by a peer of the treating health care provider; requires any adverse decision regarding prescriptions for the alleviation of cancer pain within a specified number of hours of the request for coverage; relates to .

STATUS:                                             
04/11/2010    Signed by GOVERNOR.
04/11/2010    Acts of Assembly. Chapter No. 395.


VA HJR 56  

AUTHOR:    Dance (D)
TITLE:    Virginia Cancer Plan
INTRODUCED:    01/13/2010
ENACTED:    03/02/2010
DISPOSITION:    Adopted
LOCATION:    Adopted

SUMMARY:                                                                 
Requests the Virginia Cancer Plan Action Coalition to report on changes to the Virginia Cancer Plan to the Governor, the General Assembly, and the Joint Commission on Health Care in each year that changes are made to the Virginia Cancer Plan.

STATUS:                                                                    
03/02/2010    Passed SENATE.


VA HJR 133  

AUTHOR:    McQuinn (D)
TITLE:    Breast Cancer Prevention
INTRODUCED:    01/13/2010
ENACTED:    03/02/2010
DISPOSITION:    Adopted
LOCATION:    Adopted

SUMMARY:                                                     
Requests the State Health Commissioner to promote and emphasize yearly mammograms as an effective tool in breast cancer prevention.

STATUS:                                                        
03/02/2010   Passed SENATE.


 

VA H 87  

AUTHOR:    Landes (R)
TITLE:    Special License Plates
INTRODUCED:    01/09/2008
ENACTED:    03/02/2008
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    114.

SUMMARY:                                 
Repeals authorizations for issuance of specified special license plates related to the Global War on Terror, scuba divers, lung cancer research, wines, housing partnerships, the Robert Russa Morton Museum, Bulldog Rescue, the Swim League and for nurses for which the required minimum number of prepaid orders was never received.

STATUS:                                     
03/20/2008    Acts of Assembly. Chapter No. 114.


VA H 616  

AUTHOR:    Amundson (D)
TITLE:    Cancer Diagnosis Malpractice Actions
INTRODUCED:    01/09/2008
ENACTED:    03/03/2008
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    175.

SUMMARY:                                 
Relates to claims for the negligent failure to diagnose a malignant tumor or cancer; extends the statute of limitations for a period of one year from the date the diagnosis of the malignant tumor or cancer is communicated to the patient by the provider, provided the provider's underlying act or omission was on or after a specified date; provides for claims where such act or omission occurred prior to that specified date, the limitations are as existed prior to that specified date.

STATUS:                                     
03/20/2008    Acts of Assembly. Chapter No. 175.


VA H 1025  

AUTHOR:    Frederick (R)
TITLE:    Health Professions
INTRODUCED:    01/09/2008
ENACTED:    03/02/2008
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    77.

SUMMARY:                                 
Repeals the requirement that a patient signs a consent form before the treatment of a breast tumor.

STATUS:                                     
03/02/2008    Signed by GOVERNOR.
03/02/2008    Acts of Assembly. Chapter No. 77.


VA H 2200  

AUTHOR:    Vanderhye (D)
TITLE:    Breast and Cervical Cancer Fund
INTRODUCED:    01/14/2009
ENACTED:    02/23/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    26.

SUMMARY:                                 
Establishes the Every Woman's Life Breast and Cervical Cancer Fund to be used for the prevention and treatment of breast and cervical cancer for underserved and uninsured women in the state; adds the Fund as a voluntary contribution on the individual income tax return.

STATUS:                                     
02/23/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
02/23/2009    Acts of Assembly. Chapter No. 26.


 

VA H 1375  

AUTHOR:    Garrett (R)
TITLE:    Prescription Drugs
INTRODUCED:    01/22/2010
ENACTED:    04/11/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    443

SUMMARY:                                             
Prohibits denial of insurance benefits for certain prescription drugs; includes cancer drugs and contraceptives; replaces obsolete publications with existing approved publications; revises the Compendia for both private health insurance and the state employee's health insurance plan.

STATUS:                                               
04/11/2010    Signed by GOVERNOR.
04/11/2010    Acts of Assembly. Chapter No. 443


VA S 477  

AUTHOR:    Watkins (R)
TITLE:    Group Health Insurance Policies
INTRODUCED:    01/13/2010
ENACTED:    03/11/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    155.

SUMMARY:                                              
Relates to group health insurance policies; clarifies that group accident and sickness policies and contracts sold to a small employer are required to include coverage for mammograms, pap smears, PSA testing, and colorectal cancer screening; reconciles an inconsistency in 2009 legislation when it was amended at the Governor's request during the reconvened session to require such policies to include these four mandated procedures.

STATUS:                                                
03/11/2010    Signed by GOVERNOR.
03/11/2010    Acts of Assembly. Chapter No. 155.


VA S 72  

AUTHOR:    Howell J (D)
TITLE:    Health Professions
INTRODUCED:    01/09/2008
ENACTED:    02/27/2008
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    35.

SUMMARY:                                 
Repeals a requirement that a patient sign a consent form before the treatment of a breast tumor.

STATUS:                                     
02/27/2008    Signed by GOVERNOR.
02/27/2008    Acts of Assembly. Chapter No. 35.


VA S 785  

AUTHOR:    Blevins (R)
TITLE:    Health Insurance
INTRODUCED:    01/18/2008
ENACTED:    03/05/2008
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    420.

SUMMARY:                                 
Relates to mandated coverage for bone marrow transplants for state employees; repeals the provision that has required health insurers, health care subscription plans, and health maintenance organizations to offer and make available coverage for the treatment of breast cancer by dose-intensive chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow transplants or stem cell transplants.

STATUS:                                     
03/26/2008    Acts of Assembly. Chapter No. 420.


VA S 1144  

AUTHOR:    Whipple (D)
TITLE:    Every Womans Life Breast and Cervical Cancer Fund
INTRODUCED:    01/14/2009
ENACTED:    03/27/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
CHAPTER:    521.

SUMMARY:                                 
Establishes the Every Woman's Life Breast and Cervical Cancer Fund to be used for the prevention and treatment of breast and cervical cancer for underserved and uninsured women in the state; adds the Fund as a voluntary contribution on the individual income tax return.

STATUS:                                     
03/27/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.
03/27/2009    Acts of Assembly. Chapter No. 521.


WI S 163  

AUTHOR:    Wirch (D)
TITLE:    Coverage of Colorectal Cancer Screening
INTRODUCED:    04/08/2009
ENACTED:    05/13/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
ACT:    346

SUMMARY:                                                  
Relates to requiring health insurance coverage of colorectal cancer screening and granting rule-making authority.

STATUS:                                                       
05/13/2010    Act No. 346


 

WI S 455  

AUTHOR:    Sullivan (D)
TITLE:    Wholesale Distribution of Prescription Drugs
INTRODUCED:    01/12/2010
ENACTED:    03/03/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
ACT:    142

SUMMARY:                                              
Relates to the wholesale distribution of prescription drugs, donated drugs and dispensing donated drugs; deletes references to cancer drugs.

STATUS:                                                   
03/02/2010    *****To GOVERNOR.
03/03/2010    Act No. 142


 

WV H 2423  

SAME AS:    WV S 448
SPONSOR:    Ferro (D)
TITLE:    Special Hunting and Fishing License
INTRODUCED:    02/24/2009
ENACTED:    04/08/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Signed by Governor

SUMMARY:                                                   
Creates a special hunting and fishing license for severely disabled and terminally ill persons under twenty; requires the licensee to be with a parent or guardian, or with written consent.

STATUS:                                                        
04/08/2009    Signed by GOVERNOR.


 

WV H 2795  

SPONSOR:    Morgan (D)
TITLE:    Board of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy
INTRODUCED:    02/16/2009
ENACTED:    06/05/2009
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
ACT:    174

SUMMARY:                                                             
Relates to the Board of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Technology; continues the board; revises the duties of the board; revises provisions relating to licensure.

STATUS:                                                                  
06/09/2009    Act No. 174


WV H 4138  

SPONSOR:    Morgan (D)
TITLE:    Practice of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy
INTRODUCED:    01/19/2010
ENACTED:    03/28/2010
DISPOSITION:    Enacted
LOCATION:    Chaptered
ACT:    159

SUMMARY:                                                
Relates to the practice of medical imaging and radiation therapy; relates to clarifying the authority of the Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Technology Board of Examiners to work with the Board of Medicine regarding the regulation of the practice of Radiologist Assistants.

STATUS:                                                     
04/22/2010    Act No. 159


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