Read 1st time January 27, 2000, and 1000 copies ordered printed.
ANNE C. WALKER, Chief Clerk
Relating to administrative appeals by long-term care facilities.
Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 198.039, RSMo, and section 208.156, RSMo, to the contrary,
a person entitled by such sections to a hearing pursuant to chapter 621, RSMo, may elect to bring the action in the
circuit court of the county where such person resides or where the facility is located, or in the circuit court of Cole
County pursuant to the provisions of section 536.150, RSMo. An appeal of the circuit court's decision may be filed
with the court of appeals for the appropriate district.