• Minnesota and Rhode Island enact breast density laws

    May 27, 2014

    dense-breastsby Loren Bonner , DOTmed News Online Editor

    This week, Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed Rhode Island’s breast density inform bill into law, and late last week, Gov. Mark Dayton did the same for Minnesota women.

    Breast density laws require physicians to inform women if they have dense breasts along with the possible risks that can be present.

    Minnesota becomes the sixteenth state with mandatory breast density notification for women, and Rhode Island became the seventeenth.

    Connecticut was the first state to pass breast density inform legislation in 2009, followed by Texas, Virginia, California, New York, Hawaii, Maryland, Alabama, Tennessee, Nevada, Oregon, North Carolina and Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Arizona and now Minnesota and Rhode Island. [Read More…]