HB1375T-SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES
Summary of the Truly Agreed Version of the Bill

SCS HCS HB 1375 -- TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF CERTAIN SEXUALLY
TRANSMITTED DISEASES

This bill changes the laws regarding the treatment and prevention
of certain sexually transmitted diseases.

HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS BROCHURE

The Department of Health and Senior Services is required to
develop an informational brochure relating to the connection
between human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer and that
an immunization against the infection is available.  The
department must make the brochure available on its web site and
must notify each public school district of the availability of
the brochure.  The brochure must be provided directly to parents
as the district deems appropriate and cannot be distributed to
students.  The bill specifies the information to be included in
the brochure.

EXPEDITED PARTNER THERAPY

A licensed physician is allowed to use expedited partner therapy
under certain conditions by dispensing and prescribing
medications to the partner of a person diagnosed with chlamydia
or gonorrhea even when there is no existing physician/patient
relationship.  The physician must provide an explanation and
guidance to the patient on the preventative measures that can be
taken to stop the spread of the condition.  A physician using
expedited partner therapy will be immune from civil liability
unless the action is negligent, reckless, in bad faith, or with
malicious purpose.

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Missouri House of Representatives
95th General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
Last Updated September 14, 2010 at 3:10 pm