38 U.S. Code § 7322 - Breast cancer mammography policy

(a) The Under Secretary for Health shall develop a national policy for the Veterans Health Administration on mammography screening for veterans.
(b) The policy developed under subsection (a) shall—
(1) specify standards of mammography screening;
(2) provide recommendations with respect to screening, and the frequency of screening, for—
(A) women veterans who are over the age of 39; and
(B) veterans, without regard to age, who have clinical symptoms, risk factors, or family history of breast cancer; and
(3) provide for clinician discretion.

Source

(Added Pub. L. 105–114, title II, § 208(a)(1),Nov. 21, 1997, 111 Stat. 2289.)
Effective Date

Pub. L. 105–114, title II, § 208(b),Nov. 21, 1997, 111 Stat. 2289, provided that: “The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall develop the national policy on mammography screening required by section 7322 of title 38, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), and shall furnish such policy in a report to the Committees on Veterans’ Affairs of the Senate and House of Representatives, not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act [Nov. 21, 1997]. Such policy shall not take effect before the expiration of 30 days after the date of its submission to those committees.”
Sense of Congress

Pub. L. 105–114, title II, § 208(c),Nov. 21, 1997, 111 Stat. 2290, provided that: “It is the sense of Congress that the policy developed under section 7322 of title 38, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), shall be in accordance with the guidelines endorsed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Director of the National Institutes of Health.”

 

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