Chapter 1.3. Women’s Health of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 1. >> Part 1. >> Chapter 1.3.
(a) The State Department of Public Health shall develop a
coordinated state strategy for addressing the health-related needs of
women, including implementation of goals and objectives for women's
(b) The approved programmatic costs associated with this strategy
shall be the responsibility of the State Department of Public Health
unless otherwise provided by law.
(a) The State Department of Public Health shall place
priority on providing information to consumers, patients, and health
care providers regarding women's gynecological cancers, including
signs and symptoms, risk factors, the benefits of early detection
through appropriate diagnostic testing, and treatment options.
(b) In exercising the powers under this section, the State
Department of Public Health shall consult with appropriate health
care professionals and providers, consumers, and patients, or
organizations representing them.
(c) The duties of the State Department of Public Health pursuant
to this section are contingent upon the receipt of funds appropriated
for this purpose.
(d) The State Department of Public Health may adopt any
regulations necessary and appropriate for the implementation of this
(a) The State Department of Public Health shall include in
any literature that it produces regarding breast cancer information
that shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following:
(1) Summarized information on risk factors for breast cancer in
younger women, including, but not limited to, information on the
increased risk associated with a family history of the disease.
(2) Summarized information regarding detection alternatives to
mammography that may be available and more effective for at-risk
women between the ages of 25 and 40 years.
(3) Information on Internet Web sites of relevant organizations,
government agencies, and research institutions where information on
mammography alternatives may be obtained.
(b) The information required by subdivision (a) shall be produced
consistent with the department's protocols and procedures regarding
the production and dissemination of information on breast cancer,
including, but not limited to, the following factors:
(1) Restrictions imposed by space limitation on materials
currently produced and distributed by the department.
(2) Future regular production and replacement schedules.
(3) Translation standards governing the number of languages and
(4) The nature, content, and purpose of the material into which
this new information will be incorporated.
(c) It is the intent of the Legislature that subdivisions (a) and
(b) apply to information that is distributed by any branch of the
department, including, but not limited to, the Cancer Detection
Section and the Office of Health Equity.