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Breast and Cervical Cancer Legislation
Native American Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Technical Amendment Act of 2001
On January 15, 2002, President Bush signed the Native American Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Technical Amendment Act of 2001 (Public Law No. 107-121). (PDF-33KB) This bill amends title XIX of the Social Security Act to clarify that Indian women with breast or cervical cancer who are eligible for health services provided under a medical care program of the Indian Health Service or of a tribal organization are included in the optional Medicaid eligibility category of breast or cervical cancer patients added by the Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act of 2000.
Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act of 2000
On October 24, 2000, President William Clinton signed into law the Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-354). This Act gives states the option to provide medical assistance through Medicaid to eligible women who were screened for and found to have breast or cervical cancer, including precancerous conditions, through the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.
Breast and Cervical Cancer Mortality Prevention Act of 1990
Congress established the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program in 1991 by enacting the Breast and Cervical Cancer Mortality Prevention Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-354). This act authorizes CDC to provide critical breast and cervical cancer screening services to underserved women, including older women, women with low incomes, and women of racial and ethnic minority groups. For a description of the reauthorization of the program and changes to the law since its passage, visit Breast and Cervical Cancer Mortality Prevention Act of 1990.
State Laws Relating to Breast Cancer — Legislative Summary January 1949 to May 2000
The report, State Laws Relating to Breast Cancer — Legislative Summary January 1949 to May 2000, (PDF-937KB) is a summary of significant statutes affecting breast cancer from the 50 states and the District of Columbia between January 1949 and May 2000. These statutes reflect the past and present concerns of legislatures regarding breast cancer. Most statutes addressing breast cancer are of recent (post-1980), but research has identified relevant laws as far back as 1949. Statutes relevant to the following categories are included in the report:
Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Insurance Mandates
This National Conference of State Legislators update, Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Insurance Mandates,* provides state-specific information on insurance coverage for breast and cervical cancer screening and highlights CDC's screening program.
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Page last reviewed: August 7, 2008
Page last updated: August 7, 2008
Content source: Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion