Report Title:

Cancer Examinations

Description:

Repeals the requirement that hospitals offer a uterine cytologic examination for cancer to female in-patients 20 years or over, unless contraindicated or it was performed within the previous year.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1684

TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2003

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

RELATING TO CANCER EXAMINATIONS.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

SECTION 1. Section 321-45, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is repealed.

["[321-45 Cancer examination.] Every hospital licensed by the State shall offer a uterine cytologic examination for cancer to every female in-patient twenty years of age or over unless considered contraindicated by the attending physician or unless it has been performed within the previous year. Every woman for whom the test is applicable will have the right to refuse such test on the counsel of the attending physician or on her own judgment. The hospital will in all cases maintain records to show either the results of the test or that the test was not applicable or that it was refused."]

SECTION 2. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

INTRODUCED BY:

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