Health & Hospital Law

HR 39  – Federal health care reform. Calls on the Attorney General to file an independent lawsuit or join 20 state attorneys general in their lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the federal health care reform legislation.

HB 301 – Midwifery. Changes the laws regarding midwifery; prohibits a person from holding him- or herself out as a midwife unless licensed by the Board of Registration for the Healing Arts; creates licensure requirements for professional midwives; requires midwives to maintain a malpractice insurance policy of at least $500,000; specifies other requirements for and prohibitions on the practice of midwifery.

HB 392 – Adult Health Care Consent Act. Establishes the Adult Health Care Consent Act which provides for a priority of persons who can make health care decisions for an individual who is unable to consent to his or her own health care.

HB 423 / SB 367 – Health Care Compact. Authorizes Missouri to adopt the provisions of the Health Care Compact which pledges to improve health care policy by returning the authority to regulate health care to the state legislatures.

HB 438 – Smoking in public places. Repeals the Indoor Clean Air Act and establishes new laws regarding smoking in public places; prohibits indoor smoking in most public places.

HB 469 / SB 70 – Missouri Family Trust.  Changes the laws regarding the Missouri Family Trust; requires trust accounts, restricted trust accounts and the charitable trusts to be held and administered in trust as the Missouri Family Trust to be maintained in trust as separate accounts; allows a beneficiary with disabilities or his or her parent, grandparent or legal guardian to contribute assets of the beneficiary in trust to the board as trustee for the benefit of the beneficiary; allows any person as settlor, except a beneficiary or his or her spouse, to contribute assets; allows the settlor or co-trustee of a revocable third-party trust, if authorized, to withdraw part of the trust account, or to revoke or terminate the trust, under certain circumstances.


HB 636 – CARE Act. Establishes the Compassionate Assistance for Rape Emergencies (CARE) Act which requires hospitals and health care facilities to provide emergency contraception to sexual assault victims.

SB 98 – Most Favored Nation clauses in health agreements. Prohibits agreements between health carriers and health care providers from containing Most Favored Nation Clauses.

Index of Bills by Subject Matter

  • CCS - Conference Committee Substitute
  • HB - House Bill
  • HCS - House Committee Substitute
  • HS - House Substitute
  • HJR - House Joint Resolution
  • SB - Senate Bill
  • SCS - Senate Committee Substitute
  • SS - Senate Substitute
  • SJR - Senate Joint Resolution
  • * - Missouri Bar Committee-Drafted Legislation

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