FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 838
96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES BRATTIN (Sponsor), LICHTENEGGER, DAVIS, TALBOY, BARNES AND LASATER (Co-sponsors).
1991L.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 191, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to newborn screenings.
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 191.334, to read as follows:
191.334. 1. This section shall be known and may be cited as "Chloe's Law".
2. By January 1, 2012, the department of health and senior services shall, subject to appropriations, expand the newborn screening requirements in section 191.331 to include pulse oximetry screening prior to discharge of the newborn from the health care facility.
3. The department of health and senior services 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, 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 and, if applicable, section 536.028. This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to chapter 536 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, 2011, shall be invalid and void.