|SB 1274||Establishes the Missouri Area Health Education Centers Program|
|LR Number:||4600L.02T||Fiscal Note:||4600-02|
|Committee:||Aging, Families, Mental & Public Health|
|Last Action:||07/09/04 - Signed by Governor||Journal page:|
|Title:||HCS SB 1274|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 2004|
HCS/SB 1274 - This act establishes the Missouri Area Health Education Centers program in Section 191.1015. This program is a collaborative partnership of higher education institutions, regional health education centers, and other entities with written agreements with the program. The program is designed to improve the availability and quality of health care personnel and to promote access to primary care for medically under-served populations.
The Missouri Area Health Education Centers Council is established within the Department of Health and Senior Services. The Council will consist of twelve members, who will be appointed by February 1, 2005. The Council shall have the discretionary authority to monitor policy direction and ensure that all federal requirements are met. The Council shall report annually to the Governor and General Assembly.
The program shall develop and enhance recruitment and
community-based training programs, provide educational support to
practicing health care professionals, and promote programs that
improve access to health care in Missouri.