Senate Bill 1851 Section 109277
BILL NUMBER: SB 1851 CHAPTERED 9/26/2006
FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 26, 2006
APPROVED BY GOVERNOR SEPTEMBER 26, 2006
PASSED THE ASSEMBLY AUGUST 17, 2006
PASSED THE SENATE MAY 25, 2006
AMENDED IN SENATE MAY 1, 2006
AUTHORED BY Committee on Health (Senators Ortiz (Chair),
Aanestad, Alquist, Chesbro, Cox, Figueroa, Kuehl, Maldonado, and
MARCH 27, 2006
An act to amend Sections 109275, 109277, and 109280 of the Health
and Safety Code, relating to public health.
LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST
SB 1851, Committee on Health Cancer: informed consent.
109277. (a) Every person or entity who owns or operates a health
facility or a clinic, or who is licensed as a physician and surgeon
and rents or owns the premises where his or her practice is located,
shall cause a sign or notice to be posted where a physician and
surgeon performs breast cancer screening or biopsy as an outpatient
service, or in a reasonably proximate area to where breast cancer
screening or biopsy is performed. A sign or notice posted at the
patient registration area of the health facility, clinic, or
physician and surgeon's office shall constitute compliance with this
(b) The sign or notice shall read as follows:
"Upon a diagnosis of breast cancer, your physician and surgeon is
required to provide you a written summary of alternative efficacious
methods of treatment, pursuant to Section 109275 of the California
Health and Safety Code. Your physician and surgeon may choose to
provide the summary prior to the performance of a screening or biopsy
for breast cancer at your request or at the physician and surgeon's
discretion, when appropriate."
"The information about methods of treatment was developed by the
State Department of Public Health to inform patients of the
advantages, disadvantages, risks, and descriptions of procedures."
(c) The sign shall be not less than eight and one-half inches by
11 inches and shall be conspicuously displayed so as to be readable.
The words "BE INFORMED" shall not be less than one-half inch in
height and shall be centered on a single line with no other text. The
message on the sign shall appear in English, Spanish, and Chinese.