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Breast Cancer Patient Education a Growing Trend Among State Legislatures

This legislative session, breast cancer patient education legislation has been a trend among state legislatures.

ASPS has a proactive advocacy strategy to help ensure that these bills include comprehensive language pertaining to the education of breast reconstruction care options. In the following months, we will be working closely with the Council on State Affairs to implement our advocacy strategy.

On February 27, 2013, ASPS submitted written testimony in support of Kentucky House Bill 123, the Genea Breast Cancer Awareness Act.

ASPS is currently monitoring breast cancer patient education bills in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Kentucky, New Jersey, South Carolina, Tennessee and the state of Washington.