FIRST REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 308

97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 

 

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES JONES (50) (Sponsor), CORNEJO, NEELY AND FREDERICK (Co-sponsors).

1073H.01I                                                                                                                                                  D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk


 

AN ACT

To repeal section 376.1753, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to midwifery, with a penalty provision.




Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:


            Section A. Section 376.1753, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 376.1753, to read as follows:

            376.1753. 1. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, any person who holds current ministerial or tocological certification by an organization accredited by the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA) may provide services as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1396 r-6(b)(4)(E)(ii)(I).

            2. Any person certified and providing homebirth services shall, prior to the provision of such services, furnish to all individuals for whom such services will be provided satisfactory evidence that such person has obtained and maintains a midwifery malpractice insurance policy with coverage of at least one million dollars. Any person who fails, prior to the provision of such services, to present proof of such malpractice insurance coverage is guilty of a class C misdemeanor.