2020 Maryland Statutes
Health - General
Title 18 - Disease Prevention
Subtitle 8 - Oral Health Program
Section 18-802 - Oral Cancer Educational Programs

    (a)    In consultation with dental care providers, the Secretary shall develop and implement ongoing oral cancer educational programs in the State:

        (1)    To train health care providers to screen and properly refer patients with oral cancers; and

        (2)    To promote smoking cessation with a primary focus of meeting the needs of high-risk underserved populations.

    (b)    The programs developed and implemented under subsection (a) of this section shall address:

        (1)    The risk factors that lead to oral cancer;

        (2)    The signs and symptoms of oral cancer;

        (3)    The high-risk behaviors that may lead to oral cancer; and

        (4)    The accessibility of screening to detect oral cancer.

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