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Virginia becomes the 3rd state to enact a Breast Density Notification Law
Virginia becomes the 3rd state in the nation to require the communication of breast density to women. Despite early opposition from the Radiological Society and the Medical Society, the advocates, with support from champion legislators, Representative Robert Orrock and Senator John Edwards, were able to succeed in ushering the bill through both chambers.
Governor McDonnell signs bill on Feb. 28, 2012 which becomes law effective July 1, 2012. Women in Virginia will be notified of their breast density and its risk factors. They will be NOW be able to fully participate in their breast health care.
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