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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 103. DISEASE PREVENTION AND HEALTH PROMOTION [104100 - 106036]

  ( Division 103 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 5. )

PART 3. RISK REDUCTION [104350 - 104895]

  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 5. )

CHAPTER 4. Diethylstilbesterol (DES) [104875 - 104895]
  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 5. )

104875.
  

For purposes of identifying persons who have been exposed to the potential hazards of diethylstilbestrol while pregnant or prenatally and of educating the public concerning the findings and early detection of associated malignancies and other abnormalities, the department shall establish, promote, and maintain a public and professional information campaign on diethylstilbestrol. The campaign shall be conducted throughout the state and shall include, but not be limited to, a concerted effort at reaching those persons or the offspring of persons who have been exposed to diethylstilbestrol while pregnant or prenatally in order to encourage them to seek medical care for screening, early detection, or treatment and follow-up of any diethylstilbestrol-related condition.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 1996.)

104880.
  

The department shall identify at least one program for screening and follow-up care for each health service area for purposes of referral of persons exposed to diethylstilbestrol while pregnant or prenatally. The department shall consider the provider’s compliance with state- and federally-mandated standards, the location in relation to the geographical distribution of persons exposed to diethylstilbestrol, and the capacity of the provider to properly screen for breast cancer, vaginal cancer, cervical cancer, vaginal adenosis, and any other malignancy and abnormal conditions resulting from exposure to diethylstilbestrol. The department shall designate existing facilities presently serving the diethylstilbestrol-exposed population as screening programs pursuant to this section. However, if existing facilities are not available, training for screening and follow-up may be offered to the personnel in existing facilities and clinics.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 1996.)

104885.
  

The department may request and shall receive from any department, division, board, bureau, commission, or agency of the state or of any political subdivision thereof such assistance and data as will enable it to properly carry out its activities and effectuate the purposes set forth in this chapter. The department may also enter into any contract for services as it deems necessary with a private agency or concern upon such terms and conditions as it deems appropriate.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 1996.)

104890.
  

The department shall present to the Legislature, on or before December 1, 1982, information on the diethylstilbestrol program.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 1996.)

104895.
  

It is the intention of the Legislature in enacting this chapter that funding for this program in subsequent fiscal years be through the normal budgetary process.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 1996.)

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