Maine Revised Statutes

§1407. Comprehensive cancer prevention, research and treatment

1. Program established.  The Bureau of Health shall establish a cancer prevention and control program to provide leadership for and coordination of cancer prevention, research and treatment activities. The program may include, but is not limited to:
A. Monitoring cancer prevalence at the state and community levels through the cancer-incidence registry under section 1404 and other means; [2003, c. 215, §1 (NEW).]
B. Education and training of health professionals on the current methods of diagnosing and treating cancer; [2003, c. 215, §1 (NEW).]
C. Patient and family education on how to manage the disease and the treatment of the disease; [2007, c. 341, §1 (AMD).]
D. Consultation with and support of community-based cancer prevention, research and treatment programs ; and [2007, c. 341, §1 (AMD).]
E. Implementation of a comprehensive cancer screening, detection and prevention program. [2007, c. 341, §1 (NEW).]
[ 2007, c. 341, §1 (AMD) .]
2. Consultation.  In implementing the program established in subsection 1, the Bureau of Health shall consult with the Medicaid program administered by the department and with the Department of Education. In addition, the bureau shall seek advice from other organizations and private entities concerned with cancer prevention, research and treatment.
[ 2003, c. 215, §1 (NEW) .]
3. Funding.  The Bureau of Health may accept federal funds and grants for implementing the program established in subsection 1 and may contract for work with outside vendors or individuals.
[ 2003, c. 215, §1 (NEW) .]
4. Comprehensive Cancer Screening, Detection and Prevention Fund; funding. 
[ 2017, c. 284, Pt. BBBB, §1 (RP) .]
5. Rulemaking.  The Bureau of Health shall adopt rules to carry out the purposes of this section. Rules adopted pursuant to this subsection are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.
[ 2007, c. 341, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2003, c. 215, §1 (NEW). 2007, c. 341, §1 (AMD). 2017, c. 284, Pt. BBBB, §1 (AMD).