By staff writers

July 23, 2012 -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill requiring that patients who have mammograms be notified if dense breast tissue is identified on their exams.

The legislation, sponsored by Sen. John Flanagan (R-2nd District), passed the New York State Senate and Assembly in June.

The new law will take effect in 180 days, on January 23, 2013.

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