HB642 - HOME HEALTH - Smith, Philip
HB642 PROVIDE FOR PODIATRISTS TO AUTHORIZE TREATMENT FOR HOME HEALTH AGENCIES.
Sponsor: Smith, Philip (11) Effective Date:00/00/00
CoSponsor: LR Number:1561-01
Last Action: 06/25/97 - Approved by Governor (G)
06/25/97 - Delivered to Secretary of State
HB642
Next Hearing:Hearing not scheduled
Calendar:Bill currently not on calendar
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BILL SUMMARIES

TRULY AGREED

HB 642 -- HOME HEALTH

This bill adds podiatrists to those physicians who may prescribe
a plan of treatment to patients utilizing home health services.


PERFECTED

HB 642 -- HOME HEALTH AGENCIES (Smith)

This bill adds podiatrists to those physicians who may prescribe
a plan of treatment to patients utilizing home health services.

FISCAL NOTE:  No impact on state funds.


COMMITTEE

HB 642 -- HOME HEALTH AGENCIES

SPONSOR:  Smith

COMMITTEE ACTION:  Voted "do pass by consent" by the Committee
on Critical Issues by a vote of 21 to 0.

This bill adds podiatrists to those physicians who may prescribe
a plan of treatment to patients utilizing home health services.

FISCAL NOTE:  No impact on state funds.

PROPONENTS:  Supporters say that this bill is necessary to
specify that podiatrists are allowed to prescribe a plan of
treatment for patients utilizing home health services.  The
existing statutes might be interpreted to be inconsistent with
the Department of Health's rules.

Testifying for the bill were Representative Smith; Tom Brant;
Department of Health; Missouri Alliance for Home Health Care;
Missouri Hospital Association; American Association of Retired
Persons; and Missouri Eagle Forum.

OPPONENTS:  There was no opposition voiced to the committee.

Katharine Hickel, Research Analyst


INTRODUCED

HB 642 -- Home Health

Sponsor:  Smith

This bill adds podiatrists to those physicians who may prescribe
a plan of treatment to patients utilizing home health services.


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