jcavanaugh Member Posts: 100
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Question - A friend of mine at work told me that it is the law in the state of Virginia that you receive a colonoscopy every ten years starting at 50. Does anyone know anything about this?


  • nanuk
    nanuk Member Posts: 1,358 Member
    dunno, but don't believe that any state or other agency could legally make such a requirement-(?)
  • 2bhealed
    2bhealed Member Posts: 2,064 Member
    Wow I have never heard of legislation regarding mandatory medical testing. That sounds rather odd.

    peace, emily who hopes everyone gets colonoscopies w/out the govt making it law
  • pattieb
    pattieb Member Posts: 168
    I never heard of that. Don't see how they can do that.
  • spongebob
    spongebob Member Posts: 2,565 Member
    j -

    As a Virginia resident, I am completely unaware of this. I do know that the "commonwealth" (Pu-Lease don't call the formah Capitahl o' th' Confederacy a "state", y'all!)... I do know they try to "stick it to us" annually with a car tax that should have been repealed years ago, but I don't believe that is in any way related to an actual medical procedure. If I had my way about the car tax, however, the people responsible for the car tax would ... oh well... I'll just leave that alone...

    You might check with the VA Department of Public Health.

    - SpongeBob