100th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
Caldwell, Ray, Clay, Clinton
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Children and Families, Vice-Chairman
Professional Registration and Licensing
Health and Mental Health Policy
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Rep. Jim Neely, a Republican, represents Clinton and Caldwell counties and parts of Clay and Ray (District 8) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2012.
In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Neely is a physician at Cameron Regional Medical Center. He also is a veteran of the United States Army and a member of the American Legion. In addition, Rep. Neely served on the Cameron School Board from 1995 to 2005.
Rep. Neely is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia and received his D.O. from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. He also participated in post-baccalaureate studies at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB).
He currently resides in Cameron with his wife Sandra.
Specifies that a parent's obligation to pay child support terminates when the child turns 18 or graduates from high school with certain exceptions
Modifies provisions relating to maintenance orders
Allows a court to reduce a life without parole sentence to a sentence of life with eligibility for parole in certain circumstances
Requires certain training and testing accommodations for Commercial Driver's License applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing
Modifies provisions related to coroners and medical examiners
Allows victims of certain crimes to be released from certain lease agreements if documentation is provided to the landlord
Establishes a pilot program to transfer the authority to inspect nursing homes from the Department of Health and Senior Services to local health departments
Requires insurance companies to cover fertility preservation procedures for insureds who are at least 18 years old and are diagnosed with cancer but have not started cancer treatment
Creates new provisions relating to conflicts of interest for governing bodies of political subdivisions
Changes the laws regarding managed care under the MO HealthNet program
Creates new provisions relating to a high school diploma endorsement in STEM
Modifies provisions relating to license suspensions due to nonsupport
Requires lethal injections to be administered in a manner that allows consenting inmates to donate organs
Changes provisions relating to mental health insurance coverage
Changes provisions relating to credentialing procedure
Changes the laws regarding the taxation of feminine hygiene products, diapers, and incontinence products
Requires any person reviewing, adjusting, approving, or otherwise handling claims for health care on behalf of or in connection with a medical assistance program to make payments within 120 days of submission
Revokes contracts of any person reviewing, adjusting, approving, or otherwise handling claims for health care on behalf of or in connection with a medical assistance program when the person or entity commits fraud
Requires spouses of members of the active duty component of the Armed Forces to be given first priority in the processing of all professional licensure applications
Modifies education and experience qualifications for the Director of the Department of Health and Senior Services and local public health centers administrators
Requires insurance companies, including MO HealthNet, to cover medically necessary dental procedures that are a result of cancer treatments
Designates a portion of State Highway 33 in Clinton County as the "Trooper Fred L Walker Memorial Highway"
Establishes provisions regarding parental visitation
Modifies provisions relating to assistant physicians
Modifies a provision relating to the offense of nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images
Requires bleeding control training in high schools