Utah Senate to mull breast density bill

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The Utah State Senate Health and Human Services Committee on Jan. 31 approved legislation encouraging facilities to notify women of their breast density status.

The legislation will be sent to the state Senate for consideration. Introduced by Karen Mayne (D-West Valley City), the proposal would encourage radiologists to provide women with dense breasts a notice of options for supplementary screening. Original language would have required such notification. However, the final wording amended the language to ‘encourages’ rather than ‘requires.’