HB1911 Allows the Department of Health to promote anti-obesity activities to increase public awareness about the dangers of obesity.
Sponsor: Stokan, Lana Ladd (76) Effective Date:00/00/0000
CoSponsor: LR Number: 4255L.01I
Last Action: COMMITTEE: PUBLIC HEALTH
02/22/2000 - Public Hearing Held (H)
HB1911
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INTRODUCED

HB 1911 -- Obesity Awareness and Prevention

Sponsor:  Ladd Stokan

This bill requires the Department of Health to examine the
incidence of obesity in the state of Missouri.  The department
is required to issue a statewide report on obesity by December
31, 2000, to the Governor, the Speaker of the House of
Representatives, and the President Pro Tem of the Senate.  The
required content of the report is specified in the bill.

The department is allowed to establish and maintain obesity
awareness prevention and education activities in order to
promote public awareness on the causes, risk factors, and
treatment options associated with obesity.

Eligible persons who receive medical assistance under Section
208.151, RSMo, are authorized to receive outpatient prescription
drug coverage of non-systemic FDA-approved anti-obesity drug
therapies based on the indication for use by the Food and Drug
Administration.


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