Daily Archives: October 5, 2011

Breast Cancer and the Law

If you’ve noticed a lot of pink in stores these days, you are probably aware that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The American Bar Association (ABA) recognizes the important role lawyers can play in patients’ journeys. Did you know the ABA Health Law Section has a Breast Cancer Task Force?  The task force was formed to:

…provide legal advocacy training to lawyers, provide resources for lawyers and consumers dealing with breast cancer, and educating women, attorneys and policymakers on the range of legal issues impacting women’s health.

The Task Force web site provides resources such as: a 218-page legal advocacy guide, a legal guide for cancer patients, pro bono referrals, and more.

Some key bits of legislation relating to breast cancer are:

If you’re interested in state laws: