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Ohio Law Incorporates NAPBC Standards

A law that incorporates the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) standards relating to mastectomy and reconstructive surgery will take effect in Ohio on March 20. Under this law, also known as the Lizzie B. Byrd Act, a surgeon, or a health care professional designated by a surgeon, who performs a mastectomy in a hospital must guide the patient through provided or referred services in a manner consistent with NAPBC standards.

Additionally, if breast reconstruction is deemed appropriate, the surgeon or designated person must offer the patient a preoperative referral to a reconstructive or plastic surgeon, according to NAPBC standards. View more information online regarding the Lizzie B. Byrd Act.