99th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
Health and Mental Health Policy, Chairman
Special Committee on Employment Security
Joint Committee on Life Sciences
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Adds psychiatrists to the list of individuals eligible for the Health Professional Student Loan Repayment Program
Modifies provisions regarding physicians providing sports medicine services
Establishes the "Missouri Right to Shop Act"
Establishes the "Patients First Medicaid Reform Act"
Establishes the "Right to Shop Act" to allow state employees to obtain cost estimates for health care services
Modifies provisions relating to physician referrals to physical therapists
Creates the Silver Alert System to aid in identifying and locating a missing endangered person
Requires the Department of Social Services to apply for a global waiver for MO HealthNet
Changes the laws regarding cell site simulator devices
Prohibits covenants not to compete
Provides that no provision of law shall be construed to require maintenance of licensure or the state to require any form of specialty medical board certification to practice medicine
Creates standards for predetermination of health care benefits requests and responses
Establishes the Show-Me Compassionate Medical Education Act
Creates new provisions relating to the regulation of securities
Requires student counseling facilities at public institutions of higher education in this state to meet certain standards with respect to student-to-staff ratios, average wait time for an initial visit, and other factors established by the coordinating board for mental health issues in higher education
Allows for the recycling of hazardous secondary zinc materials, which can be used as fertilizer
Requires a health carrier provider to pay identical benefits to similarly licensed nonparticipating or nonpreferred providers who meet the necessary requirements
Changes the laws regarding residential dwelling rentals
Establishes the "Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Act"
Modifies provisions relating to the prevention of controlled substance abuse
Applies to Congress for the calling of a convention to propose certain amendments to the United States Constitution that place limits on the federal government