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.
History. Added by 130th General Assembly File No. 53, HB 147, §1, eff. 3/20/2014.