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Alabama Breast Cancer Patient Education Law in Effect

The Alabama Breast Cancer Patient Education Act of 2013 (S.B. 22), which was signed into law earlier this year by Governor Robert Bentley, became effective Aug. 1, 2013.

The new law requires the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) to develop standardized information for breast cancer patients about treatment and breast reconstruction options and insurance coverage availability for these treatments. Certain physicians are then required to disseminate the summary to breast cancer patients.