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
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
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.