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Sub. H. B. No. 147 As Enrolled
(130th General Assembly)
(Substitute House Bill Number 147)
To enact section 4731.73 of the Revised Code to
require a surgeon performing a mastectomy in a
hospital to guide the patient and provide
referrals in a manner consistent with the
standards of the National Accreditation Program
for Breast Centers and to name this act the
"Lizzie B. Byrd Act."
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:
SECTION 1. That section 4731.73 of the Revised Code be
enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 4731.73. As used in this section, "NAPBC" means the
national accreditation program for breast centers of the American
college of surgeons.
A surgeon who will perform a mastectomy in a hospital, or a
person designated by the surgeon, shall guide the patient through
provided or referred services in a manner that is consistent with
NAPBC standards. If a surgeon who is to perform a mastectomy
considers breast reconstruction appropriate for the patient, the
surgeon or designated person shall offer the patient a
preoperative referral to a reconstructive or plastic surgeon in
accordance with NAPBC standards.
SECTION 2. This act shall be known as the "Lizzie B. Byrd