HD74 - Renal Dialysis/Mammography Study Pursuant to HJR 556 and HJR 642

Executive Summary:

This issue brief presents the results of JCHC's staff reviews as directed by both HJR 556 and HJR 642. Both study resolutions, found in Appendix A, focus on the regulation of specific health care services within the Commonwealth. This issue brief is divided into six Sections. This section discussed the authority for the study. The second section provides a general overview of renal disease and dialysis services. The third section discusses oversight and regulation of dialysis facilities and services. The fourth section provides a general overview of mammography services and federal regulations. The fifth section discusses the extent of state involvement in the regulation of mammography services. The sixth section discusses policy options.