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AB 2831: Medical Information: Electronic Notification (2002)


AB 2831 (2002) makes it easier and quicker for women to get access to lab test results by adding e-mail and internet postings as patient-approved options for sharing pap smear test results with patients. The bill allows a woman to access her pap smear test results online if she has authorized the posting. Internet posting is optional, and the decision is at the discretion of the patient and her physician and cannot be used to notify a patient of a malignancy. Test results must be in plain English, and no fee can be charged for online access to the information.

For more information, you can read the AB 2831 "Fact Sheet" prepared by a member of Senator Simitian's staff.

Final Status and Text

AB 2831 is no longer active. Its final status was:
Signed into Law

You can read its final text on the Legislature's Bill Information site.

News & Press Releases about AB 2831

07/11/2002 - Simitian Bill to Provide Electronic Access to Pap Smear Results Signed by Governor

06/25/2002 - Simitian Bill to Improve Access to Pap Smear Results Heads to the Governor for Signature