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  S.B. No. 527
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to certain mammography systems that fail certification
  standards.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subsection (f), Section 401.430, Health and
  Safety Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (f)  If a facility's mammography system fails to meet the
  department's certification standards and the failure is a Severity
  Level I violation under the department's rules, the facility shall
  notify each patient on whom the facility performed a mammography
  during the period in which the system failed to meet the
  department's certification standards [30 days preceding the date of
  the inspection that revealed the failure]. The facility shall:
               (1)  inform the patient that the mammography system
  failed to satisfy the department's certification standards;
               (2)  recommend that the patient consult with the
  patient's physician regarding the need for another mammogram [have
  another mammogram performed at a facility with a certified
  mammography system]; and
               (3)  list the three facilities closest to the original
  testing facility that have a certified mammography system.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2009.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 527 passed the Senate on
  March 19, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 527 passed the House on
  May 20, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 138, Nays 0, one
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor