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HOUSE BILL NO. 198
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H0198.................................................by HEALTH AND WELFARE
CANCER - Amends existing law to further define cancer to exclude in-situ
neoplasms of the cervix for the purposes of the State Cancer Registry.
02/09 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/10 Rpt prt - to Health/Wel
02/17 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/18 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/19 3rd rdg - PASSED - 60-0-10
AYES -- Barraclough, Barrett, Bell, Bieter, Black, Bruneel,
Callister, Campbell, Chase, Clark, Crow, Cuddy, Deal, Denney,
Ellsworth, Field(13), Field(20), Gagner, Gould, Hadley, Hammond,
Hansen(23), Henbest, Hornbeck, Jaquet, Judd, Kellogg, Kempton,
Kendell, Kunz, Lake, Limbaugh, Mader, Marley, McKague, Meyer,
Montgomery, Mortensen, Moyle, Pomeroy, Reynolds, Ridinger, Ringo,
Robison, Sali, Schaefer, Sellman, Smylie, Stevenson, Stoicheff,
Stone, Taylor(Taylor), Tilman, Tippets, Watson, Wheeler, Williams,
Wood, Zimmermann, Mr Speaker
NAYS -- None
Absent and excused -- Alltus, Boe, Geddes, Hansen(29), Jones,
Linford, Loertscher, Pischner, Smith, Trail
Floor Sponsor - Moyle
Title apvd - to Senate
02/22 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Health/Wel
02/25 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/26 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/09 3rd rdg - PASSED - 33-0-2
AYES--Andreason, Boatright, Branch, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Cameron,
Crow, Danielson, Darrington, Davis, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure, Geddes,
Hawkins, Ingram, Keough, King, Lee, McLaughlin, Noh, Richardson,
Riggs, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett, Thorne,
Twiggs, Wheeler, Whitworth
Absent and excused--Ipsen, Parry
Floor Sponsor - King
Title apvd - to House
03/10 To enrol
03/11 Rpt enrol - Sp signed
03/12 Pres signed
03/15 To Governor
03/17 Governor signed
Session Law Chapter 76
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature First Regular Session - 1999
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 198
BY HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO THE CANCER REGISTRY; AMENDING SECTION 57-1703, IDAHO CODE, TO FUR-
3 THER DEFINE CANCER TO EXCLUDE IN SITU NEOPLASMS OF THE CERVIX.
4 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
5 SECTION 1. That Section 57-1703, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
6 amended to read as follows:
7 57-1703. CANCER REGISTRY -- DEFINITIONS. (1) "Cancer" means all in situ
8 or malignant neoplasms diagnosed by histology, radiology, laboratory testing,
9 clinical observation, autopsy or suggestible by cytology, but excluding basal
10 cell and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin unless occurring on a mucous mem-
11 brane and excluding in situ neoplasms of the cervix .
12 (2) "Reportable benign tumors" means noncancerous neoplasms occurring in
13 the brain, meninges, pineal gland or pituitary gland.
14 (3) "Confidential information" refers to information which may identify a
15 cancer patient, health care facility or health care provider.
16 (4) "Contractor" means that individual, partnership, corporation or other
17 entity performing cancer registry services under a contractual agreement with
18 the department.
19 (5) "Department" means the Idaho department of health and welfare.
20 (6) "Population-based" refers to all cancers and reportable benign tumors
21 diagnosed and/or treated within the state of Idaho by hospitals or other
22 facilities providing screening, diagnostic or therapeutic services to patients
23 with respect to cancer, and from physicians, surgeons, and all other health
24 care providers diagnosing or providing treatment for cancer patients.
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STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This legislation would discontinue the reporting and routine
collection of cervix in situ (noninvasive) cases. National
standard setting bodies cite long-standing problems of data
comparability in pre-invasive cancer of the cervix; these
problems will worsen over time as analysis systems evolve.
Solutions require either dropping the collection of these data,
as this legislation would do, or expanding the collection of
data to include all high grade lesions and their equivalents,
resulting in significant increases in data collection cost. The
fact that some high grade lesions are not encompassed in the
definition of cancer also raises concern as to the legality of
access to records in these cases.
The collection of data on all invasive cervical cancers will
not be disrupted. In addition, the collection of data on in
situ lesions of other anatomical sites also will continue.
Name: Steve Millard
Idaho Hospital Association
Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Impact Bill No. 198