Health & Safety Code section 109282 — Prostate Cancer "Be Informed" Notice
(a) Every person or entity who owns or operates a health facility or a clinic, or
who is licensed as a physician and surgeon and rents or owns the premises where
his or her practice is located, shall cause a sign or notice to be posted where
prostate cancer screening or treatment is performed by any physician and surgeon,
or in a reasonably proximate area to where prostate cancer screening or treatment
is performed. A sign or notice posted at the patient registration area of the health
facility, clinic, or physician and surgeon's office shall constitute compliance
with this section.
(b) The sign or notice shall read as follows:
"If you are a patient being treated for any form of prostate cancer, or prior to
performance of a biopsy for prostate cancer, your physician and surgeon is urged
to provide you a written summary of alternative efficacious methods of treatment,
pursuant to Section 109280 of the California Health and Safety Code."
"The information about methods of treatment was developed by the State Department
of Public Health to inform patients of the advantages, disadvantages, risks, and
descriptions of procedures."
(c) The sign shall be not less than eight and one-half inches by 11 inches and shall
be conspicuously displayed so as to be readable. The words "BE INFORMED" shall not
be less than one-half inch in height and shall be centered on a single line with
no other text. The message on the sign shall appear in English, Spanish, and Chinese.
(d) Subject to future, regular production and replacement schedules from the
implementation of the act adding this subdivision, these signs and notices shall
include the Internet website address of the State Department of Public Health and
the Medical Board of California, and a notice regarding the availability of updated
prostate cancer summaries on these websites.