FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 443
95TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES ROORDA (Sponsor), CASEY, SCHIEFFER AND MEADOWS (Co-sponsors).
0312L.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 191, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to cord blood collection.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 191, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 191.260, to read as follows:
191.260. 1. Beginning July 1, 2010, and subject to appropriations, the department of health and senior services shall establish cord blood collection sites in Columbia, Kansas City, and Springfield for the purpose of transporting collected cord blood donations to the Saint Louis Cord Blood Bank at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center in St. Louis.
2. The state of Missouri shall cover the costs of transporting cord blood from the three collection sites listed in subsection 1 of this section to the Saint Louis Cord Blood Bank only if:
(1) Ninety percent of the cord blood collected is designated for inclusion in the National Marrow Donor Program; and
(2) Ten percent of the cord blood collected is designated for research use.
3. The department shall administer the collection sites and be responsible for the transportation of collected cord blood in accordance with this section. The department may promulgate rules to implement the provisions of this section. Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, RSMo, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536, RSMo, and, if applicable, section 536.028, RSMo. This section and chapter 536, RSMo, are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536, RSMo, to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2009, shall be invalid and void.