Licensing Law

CCS/HCS/SB 23 – Modifies provisions relating to alcohol related traffic offenses. (See Criminal Law)  

CCS/HCS/SB 43 – Modifies various provisions relating to driver's licenses.  

Under the act, the Department of Revenue shall have until July 8, 2015, to comply with the federal regulations pertaining to commercial driver’s license testing and commercial learner’s permit standards.  

Provisions are also included relating to issuance of driver’s licenses to certain DWI offenders, an online driver improvement program to stay assessment of points against a license, restricted driving privileges and ignition interlock devices, limited driving privilege (“hardship licenses”), administrative suspensions for alcohol–related enforcement contacts, and refusal to submit to chemical tests. (See also Criminal Law and Motor Vehicles & Transportation Law) (Vetoed 7/11/13)  

HCS/SB 75 – Modifies provisions relating to firearms ownership records and concealed carry permits. (See Local Government and Education & School Law)  

SB 77 – Under current law, certain neighborhood youth development programs are exempt from state child care licensing requirements so long as the program meets specified standards and guidelines. This act adds neighborhood youth development programs which meet a nationally federated organization’s standards and which provide research–based curricula, delivered by trained professionals in a positive all–female environment to the exemption. (Vetoed 7/3/13)  

SB 80 – Currently, the Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators must mail an application for license renewal to nursing home administrators, who require license renewal, that year. This act requires the Board to notify, rather than mail, every person seeking license renewal. (Signed 5/16/13)  

CCS/SCS/SB 106 – Modifies various provisions relating to veterans and members of the military including academic credit, professional licences and child custody rights of military members. (See also Military Law)  

SS/SCS/SB 129 – Establishes the Volunteer Health Services Act which allows a licensed health care provider to provide volunteer professional health care services for a sponsoring organization.  

Any person with a suspended or revoked license or who provides services outside the scope of his or her license is not eligible to provide services under the act. (See summary under Tort Law, infra). (Vetoed 7/3/13)  

SB 234 – Provides that, for the purposes of licensure, a marital and family therapist applicant must present evidence of a master’s or doctoral degree in marital and family therapy from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education, or from an equivalent institution accredited by a body recognized by the United States Department of Education. (Signed 5/17/13)  

CCS#2/HCS/SB 330 – Modifies various provisions relating to professional licenses.  

Currently, members of the Missouri State Board of Chiropractic Examiners are not held personally liable for acts committed in performance of official duties as board members, except in cases of gross negligence. This act repeals the gross negligence exception.  

Also includes provisions relating to dental assistants, collaborative practice arrangements between physicians and advanced practice registered nurses. Training, education and age requirements necessary for licensure as a hearing instrument specialist.  

Also adds a licensed professional counselor or a psychologist associated with a licensed child placing agency to the list of those persons authorized to conduct a full investigation into whether an individual is suitable as an adoptive parent for a child. (Signed 7/8/13)  

SS/HCS/HB 315 – Modifies various provisions relating to the scope of practice for physician assistants, licenses of athletic trainers, and physicians and Board of Nursing disciplinary actions. (See summary under Health & Hospital Law, supra).