Reps. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., and Steve Israel, D-N.Y., have introduced breast density notification legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Introduced as the Breast Density and Mammography Reporting Act of 2015, House Resolution 716 would require mammography providers to notify patients who have dense breast tissue and communicate the benefit of supplemental screening tests. The purpose of the act is to raise awareness of breast cancer risks for women categorized as having dense breasts.
In addition, H.R. 716 requires the Department of Health and Human Services to focus on research and improved screening for patients with dense breast tissue.
H.R. 716 is the companion bill to Senate Bill 370, which was introduced in early February in the Senate by Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.