130th Ohio General Assembly
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H. B. No. 147  As Introduced
As Introduced

130th General Assembly
Regular Session
2013-2014
H. B. No. 147


Representatives Patmon, Wachtmann 

Cosponsors: Representatives Ramos, Barnes, Hackett, Burkley, Grossman 



A BILL
To enact section 4731.73 of the Revised Code to require a surgeon performing a mastectomy, lymph node dissection, or lumpectomy in a hospital to guide the patient and provide referrals in accordance with the standards of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and to name this act the "Lizzie B. Byrd Act."

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1.  That section 4731.73 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 4731.73. As used in this section, "NAPBC" means the national accreditation program for breast centers of the American college of surgeons.
A surgeon who will perform a mastectomy, lymph node dissection, or lumpectomy in a hospital, or a person designated by the surgeon, shall use a patient navigation system that is consistent with NAPBC standards to guide the patient through provided or referred services. If a surgeon who is to perform a mastectomy or lumpectomy considers breast reconstruction appropriate for the patient, prior to obtaining consent for that procedure, the surgeon or designated person shall offer the patient a preoperative referral to a reconstructive or plastic surgeon in accordance with NAPBC standards.
Section 2. This act shall be known as the "Lizzie B. Byrd Act."
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