Public Health Programs and Activities

ORS 431A.560
Educational materials about breast reconstruction

  • requirements


(1)

The Oregon Health Authority shall make written materials available on the authority’s website to educate breast cancer patients about the availability of insurance coverage for breast reconstruction surgery and breast prostheses following a mastectomy. The authority shall update the materials at least annually.

(2)

The authority shall place a link to the educational materials described in subsection (1) of this section next to a link on the website to information about breast cancer screenings and under a tab designated “Breast Reconstruction Education.” The materials must include links to information about breast reconstruction surgery published by governmental entities with a nexus to this state or nonprofit organizations with expertise in breast reconstruction surgery, including but not limited to information about:

(a)

The availability of the option to have breast reconstruction surgery following a mastectomy including that the breast reconstruction surgery may be performed at the time of a mastectomy or may be delayed until a later date.

(b)

Prostheses or breast forms as alternatives to breast reconstruction surgery.

(c)

The requirements of the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 (P.L. 105-277) including the right to breast reconstruction surgery following a mastectomy even if the surgery is delayed until a later date.

(3)

The authority may include educational information about breast reconstruction surgery in newsletters or similar publications that the authority sends to clients or physicians on a weekly or monthly basis. [2017 c.163 §1]

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Jun. 26, 2021