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Governor Quinn Signs Breast Cancer Patient Education Bill in Illinois

On Aug. 16, 2013, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation (H.B. 3175) that will help ensure breast cancer patients are informed of their reconstructive options.

The new law, which was modeled after the ASPS federal bill, requires the Illinois Department of Health to develop and implement an education campaign to inform breast cancer patients, especially those in racial and ethnic minority groups, of the availability and coverage of breast reconstruction.

ASPS supported the efforts of Rep. Kay Hatcher, the bill's sponsor, to pass this legislation.