§ 23-70-1. Purpose of chapter.
The legislature finds that:
(1) Osteoporosis, a bone-thinning disease, is a major public health problem that, in many cases remains undiagnosed, resulting in fractures, pain, disability and immobility;
(2) Early detection and prevention are critical health care strategies for those at risk of osteoporosis; and
(3) It is in the public interest of this state to promote public awareness of the benefits and value of the early detection, prevention and appropriate treatment of osteoporosis.
(P.L. 1997, ch. 265, § 1.)