What is the Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA)?

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Anonymous User asked 11-Jan-2018 in Law & Legal Issues by Anonymous User

What is the Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA)?

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Anonymous User answered 16-Jan-2018 by Anonymous User

This law came into existence since 21 October 1998 by the U.S Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act. Administered by the Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services is a federal law which provides security and protection to female patients who choose to have breast reconstruction in connection with a mastectomy.

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So if someone has applied to Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act she must be provided the coverage for the following things:

  • Each and every stage of reconstruction of the breast in which the mastectomy has been done
  • Reconstruction and surgery of the breast to produce symmetrical appearance
  • Treatment and Prostheses of physical complication in all stages of mastectomy which also includes lymphedema.

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