NC enacts breast density law
Article Thumbnail ImageJuly 24, 2013 -- North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory on July 23 signed legislation that directs healthcare facilities that perform mammography examinations to provide patients with information on their breast density.

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The legislation was approved by the state's Senate on July 9; the House of Representatives passed HB 467 on July 15.

With the bill, North Carolina joins 11 other states that have passed breast density notification laws: Connecticut, Texas, Virginia, New York, California, Hawaii, Maryland, Tennessee, Alabama, Nevada, and Oregon.