2015 Kentucky Revised Statutes
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Preparation of standardized written summary of information on
alternatives in treatment of breast cancer -- Distribution to patients.
No later than one (1) year after July 13, 1984, the McDowell Cancer Network, Inc.,
and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center shall jointly develop and submit to the
Cabinet for Health and Family Services and may periodically update a standardized
written summary, in layman's language and in language understood by the patient,
of the advantages, disadvantages, risks, and descriptions of all medically efficacious
and viable alternatives for the treatment of breast cancer.
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services, within ninety (90) days of receipt of
the summary, shall print and make available to all licensed physicians in the
Commonwealth sufficient copies of the standardized written summary for
distribution by such physicians to their patients.
Upon receipt of the summary, any physician licensed under the laws of the
Commonwealth who treats a patient for any form of breast cancer shall provide the
patient with a standardized written summary, as provided under this section,
informing the patient of medically efficacious and viable alternative methods of
treatment for breast cancer which may include surgical, radiological, or
chemotherapeutic treatment or combinations thereof.
Effective: June 20, 2005
History: Amended 2005 Ky. Acts ch. 99, sec. 589, effective June 20, 2005. -- Amended
1998 Ky. Acts ch. 426, sec. 544, effective July 15, 1998. -- Created 1984 Ky. Acts
ch. 179, sec. 1, effective July 13, 1984.
CHAPTER 311 - PHYSICIANS, OSTEOPATHS, PODIATRISTS, AND RELATED MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS
311.935 Preparation of standardized written summary of information on alternatives in treatment of breast cancer -- Distribution to patients.
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