SS SB 850 -- STATE BOARD OF HEALING ARTS

SPONSOR: Scott

COMMITTEE ACTION: Voted "do pass" by the Committee on Professional Registration and Licensing by a vote of 13 to 0.

This substitute includes physicians' health programs among the persons and agencies which are immune from liability for providing information to the State Board of Healing Arts regarding licensees or applicants for license during the course of an investigation.

FISCAL NOTE: No impact on state funds.

PROPONENTS: Supporters say that this bill gives civil immunity to volunteers working in substance abuse intervention programs.

Testifying for the bill were Senator Scott; and Missouri State Medical Association.

OPPONENTS: There was no opposition voiced to the committee.

Bob Dominique, Legislative Analyst