Law:Title 2. Health. Subtitle D. Prevention, Control, And Reports Of Diseases from Chapter 86. Breast Cancer And Lung Cancer (Texas)

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Subtitle D. Prevention, Control, And Reports Of Diseases

Contents

Chapter 86. Breast Cancer And Lung Cancer

Subchapter A. Information On Alternative Treatments For Breast Cancer

Section  86.001.  Purpose.

It is the intent of the legislature that breast cancer patients have access to a standardized written summary, as provided under this subchapter, of medically efficacious and viable alternative treatments for breast cancer, which may include surgical, radiological, or chemotherapeutic treatment or combinations of those treatments.

Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 14, Sec. 37, eff. Sept. 1, 1991.



Section  86.002.  Standardized Written Summary.

(a) The department shall publish a standardized written summary, in language a patient can understand, of the advantages, disadvantages, risks, and descriptions of all medically efficacious and viable alternatives for the treatment of breast cancer.

(b)  The department shall update the summary annually, if necessary, to reflect changes in the treatment of breast cancer.

(c)  The advisory council shall develop the summary.

Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 14, Sec. 37, eff. Sept. 1, 1991.



Section  86.003.  Advisory Council.

(a) The advisory council is appointed by the commissioner.

(b)  The advisory council shall include at least one of each of the following:

(1)  a representative of a statewide nonprofit organization that is an advocate for breast cancer patients;

(2)  a representative of a statewide professional organization representing the full spectrum of physicians;

(3)  a physician associated with an institution of higher education who specializes in the treatment of breast cancer; and

(4)  a representative of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 14, Sec. 37, eff. Sept. 1, 1991.

Amended by:

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 266, Sec. 3., eff. Nov. 6, 2007.



Section  86.004.  Distribution Of Summary.

(a) Not later than the 90th day after the date the department receives the standardized written summary from the advisory council, the department shall print and make available to all physicians in the state sufficient copies of the summary.

(b)  A physician may distribute the summary to a patient when the physician determines in the physician's professional judgment that it is in the best interest of the patient to receive a copy of the summary.

Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 14, Sec. 37, eff. Sept. 1, 1991.



Section  86.005.  Funding.

(a) The department may not expend general revenue funds for the publication or distribution of the standardized written summary.

(b)  The department may provide technical assistance to the advisory council to aid in the development of the summary.

(c)  The department may accept grants, donations of money or materials, and other forms of assistance from private and public sources to be used solely for the development and distribution of the summary.

Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 14, Sec. 37, eff. Sept. 1, 1991.



Subchapter B. Breast Cancer Screening

Section 86.011.  Breast Cancer Screening.

(a) The Texas Department of Rural Affairs may provide for breast cancer screening in counties with a population of 50,000 or less.

(b)  The Texas Department of Rural Affairs may provide the breast cancer screening through contracts with public or private entities to provide mobile units and on-site screening services.

(c)  The Texas Department of Rural Affairs shall coordinate the breast cancer screening with programs administered by the Texas Cancer Council.

Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 14, Sec. 37, eff. Sept. 1, 1991. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1424, Sec. 9, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.

Amended by:

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 266, Sec. 7, eff. November 6, 2007.

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 112, Sec. 97, eff. September 1, 2009.



Section  86.012.  Advisory Committee.

(a) The board may appoint an advisory committee to advise the Office of Rural Health Care on the breast cancer screening, including targeting those areas of the state in which the screening is most needed.

(b)  The advisory committee may be composed of:

(1)  physicians who practice in rural areas;

(2)  administrators of hospitals in rural areas; and

(3)  representatives of organizations formed to promote breast cancer awareness.

Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 14, Sec. 37, eff. Sept. 1, 1991.



Subchapter C. Information On Alternative Treatments For Lung Cancer

Section 86.101.  Purpose.

It is the intent of the legislature that lung cancer patients have access to a standardized written summary, as provided under this subchapter, of medically efficacious and viable alternative treatments for lung cancer, which may include surgical, radiological, or chemotherapeutic treatment or combinations of those treatments.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 266, Sec. 2, eff. November 6, 2007.



Section 86.102.  Standardized Written Summary.

(a) The department shall publish a standardized written summary, in language a patient can understand, of the advantages, disadvantages, risks, and descriptions of all medically efficacious and viable alternatives for the treatment of lung cancer.

(b)  The department shall update the summary annually, if necessary, to reflect changes in the treatment of lung cancer.

(c)  The advisory council shall develop the summary.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 266, Sec. 2, eff. November 6, 2007.



Section 86.103.  Advisory Council.

(a) The lung cancer advisory council is appointed by the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission.

(b)  The lung cancer advisory council consists of the following three members:

(1)  one member who is a physician active in the treatment of lung cancer;

(2)  one member who is an advocate for lung cancer patients; and

(3)  one member of the public who is a survivor of lung cancer.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 266, Sec. 2, eff. November 6, 2007.



Section 86.104.  Distribution Of Summary.

(a) Not later than the 90th day after the date the department receives the standardized written summary from the advisory council, the department shall print and make available to all physicians in the state sufficient copies of the summary.

(b)  A physician may distribute the summary to a patient when the physician determines in the physician's professional judgment that it is in the best interest of the patient to receive a copy of the summary.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 266, Sec. 2, eff. November 6, 2007.



Section 86.105.  Funding.

(a) The department may not expend general revenue funds for the publication or distribution of the standardized written summary.

(b)  The department may provide technical assistance to the advisory council to aid in the development of the summary.

(c)  The department may accept grants, donations of money or materials, and other forms of assistance from private and public sources to be used solely for the development and distribution of the summary.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 266, Sec. 2, eff. November 6, 2007.


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