The Missouri House of Representatives and The Missouri Senate of the 97th General Assembly as adjourned. For updates on legislation please follow the links below for some of the Legislation we have been following.
Requires a health carrier to provide access to its standard fee schedules, prohibits a carrier from refusing to contract with any willing provider, and changes the requirements for provider referrals(LR# 4242H.02I)
Establishes the Adult Health Care Consent Act that specifies a priority of persons who can make health care decisions for a person who has been certified as unable to consent to his or her own care(LR# 4239H.01I)
Establishes a committee to assess the continuation of the Money Follows the Person Demonstration Program in order to help disabled or aging individuals transition from nursing facilities to community settings(LR# 4737H.01I)
Establishes a statutory cause of action, replacing the common law action, for damages against a health care provider for personal injury arising out of the rendering of or failure to render health services(LR# 4634L.01I)
Specifies that no health insurance plan shall require an optometrist to provide services or materials at a fee limited by the plan unless the services are reimbursed as covered services(LR# 4271H.01I).