Bill Status of HB1728 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: MEDICAL PATIENT RIGHTS
Rep. Deanne M. Mazzochi
| 3/27/2021||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Medical Patient Rights Act. Provides that, in addition to any other right provided under the Act: (1) females over the age of 40 have the right to a breast cancer screening mammogram once per year; and all persons have a right to request annual screening under the age of 40 if such person has a family history of breast cancer; or genetic testing has confirmed likelihood that such person has otherwise tested positive for BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations; (2) males have the right to prostate-specific antigen testing at once per year if specified requirements are met; (3) all persons have the right to colorectal screening under specified conditions; (4) all persons over the age of 18, or under the age of 18 with one parent's consent, have the right to screening for sexually transmitted diseases or infections at least every 6 months, or in the event of unprotected sexual activity; and (5) all persons over the age of 18, or under the age of 18 with a parent's or legal guardian's consent, have the right to screening for COVID-19 infection and testing for COVID-19 antibodies. Provides that, unless otherwise provided by law, the patient seeking the diagnostic test without a written order from a physician shall be responsible for paying the requested diagnostic costs, provided that the provider of the diagnostic testing must provide the patient in writing the cost of the diagnostic test prior to the test being performed, and the patient agrees in writing to that amount.