H.R. 5937 (112th): Breast Cancer Patient Education Act of 2012

Introduced:
Jun 08, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

S. 3628 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Nov 14, 2012

Sponsor
Leonard Lance
Representative for New Jersey's 7th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jun 08, 2012
Length
6 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1984 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 15, 2013

S. 3628 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 14, 2012

 
Status

This bill was introduced on June 8, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jun 08, 2012
Referred to Committee Jun 08, 2012
 
Full Title

To amend the Public Health Service Act to raise awareness of, and to educate breast cancer patients anticipating surgery regarding, the availability and coverage of breast reconstruction, prostheses, and other options.

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6/8/2012--Introduced.
Breast Cancer Patient Education Act of 2012 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide for the planning and implementation of an education campaign to inform breast cancer patients anticipating surgery regarding the availability and coverage of breast reconstruction, prostheses, and other options.
Requires such campaign to include dissemination of the following information:
(1) breast reconstruction is possible at the time of breast cancer surgery or in a delayed fashion;
(2) prostheses or breast forms may be available;
(3) federal law mandates that both public and private health plans include coverage of breast reconstruction and prostheses;
(4) the patient has a right to choose the provider of reconstructive care, including the potential transfer of care to a surgeon that provides breast reconstructive care; and
(5) the patient may opt to undergo breast reconstruction in a delayed fashion for personal reasons or after completion of all other breast cancer treatments.
Prohibits such campaign from specifying, or being designed to serve as a tool to limit, the health care providers available to patients.

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