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Legislative Watch

Missouri House of Representatives 2022

HB 1452 Billington, Hardy
Modifies provisions relating to advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) by removing unnecessary requirements like mileage barriers, chart reviews, ratios and a one-month preceptorship. MCQC supports the removal of any barrier for APRNs that limits their ability to provide care to nursing home residents. This bill is similar to provisions in HB 84 (2021).
Last action: 01/06/2022 - Read Second Time.


HB 1513 Ellebracht, Mark
Creates provisions relating to the participation of complainant patients or their representatives in the discipline proceedings for certain health care professionals.
Last action: 01/06/2022 - Read Second Time.

HB 1554 Gregory, David
Prohibits employers from requiring their employees to receive a vaccination against COVID-19.
Last action: 01/06/2022 Referred to Elementary and Secondary Education Committee.

HB 1565 Wallingford, Wayne
Modifies provisions relating to home health licensing.
Last action: 01/06/2022 - Read Second Time.

HB 1578 Schroer, Nick
Provides for licensing of advance practice registered nurses (APRNs) through the Missouri Board of Nursing. MCQC supports the removal of any barrier for APRNs that limits their ability to provide care to nursing home residents. This bill is similar to provisions in HB 502 (2021).
Last action: 01/06/2022 - Read Second Time.

HB 1641 Coleman, Jeff
Creates provisions relating to employer responsibilities associated with vaccine mandates.
Last action: 04/06/22 - Placed on Formal Perfection Calendar.

HB 1670 Seitz, Brian
Creates provisions relating to the COVID-19 vaccines.
Last action: 03/31/2022 - Reported Do Pass.

HB 1690 Boggs, Mitch
Creates provisions relating to visitation rights in hospitals and long-term care facilities.
Last action: Replaced with a Substitute Bill - HB 2116 (see below). 02/22/2022 - Reported Do Pass.

HB 2097 Seitz, Brian
Creates provisions relating to visitation rights in hospitals and long-term care facilities.
Last action: Replaced with a Substitute Bill - HB 2116 (see below). 02/22/2022 - Reported Do Pass.

HB 2116 Black, Rusty
Establishes the "No Patient Left Alone Act" requiring health care facilities to allow a patient to designate at least three support persons to be present with the patient at all times during the stay of the patient.
Last action: Reported to the Senate. 03/10/2022 - Second Read and referred to Seniors, Families, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee.

HB 2178 Proudie, Raychel
Establishes provisions relating to civil actions for abuse, bullying, or neglect of certain persons with disabilities.
Last action: 01/06/2022 - Read Second Time.

HB 2221 Lewis, Ed
Modifies provisions relating to the protection of vulnerable persons.
Last action: 02/22/2022 - Reported Do Pass.

HB 2371 Smith, Travis
Expands the practitioners who can create a plan of treatment for home health services to a variety of health care professionals including nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists and physician assistants.
Last action: 03/29/2022 - Placed on Informal Perfection Calendar.

HB 2601 Lewis, Ed
Modifies provisions relating to the protection of vulnerable persons, including the elderly.
Last action: 03/10/2022 - Referred to Rules - Administrative Oversight Committee.

HB 2605 Gregory, Kurtis
Requires registration with the Department of Health and Senior Services for supplemental health care services agencies; regulates temporary agency staff companies; and adds some layers of accountability that will benefit residents by ensuring the facilities have qualified staff available.
Last action: 04/07/2022 - Reported Do Pass.

HJR 117 Smith, Cody
Proposes a constitutional amendment giving the Legislature authority to change provisions relating to eligibility and requirements for MO HealthNet (Medicaid) coverage for Missourians including the elderly.
Last action: 02/24/2022 - Voted Do Pass, Referred to the Senate and First Read.

Missouri Senate 2022

SB 636 Onder, Bob
Creates new provisions prohibiting employers from imposing vaccination mandates.
Last action: 03/02/2022 - Combined with SCS SBs 702, 651,693 (lead bill SB 702).

SB 651 Eigel, Bill
Creates new provisions prohibiting vaccination mandates imposed by employers.
Last action: 03/02/2022 - Combined with SCS SBs 702, 636, 693 (lead bill SB 702).

SB 671 White, Bill
Modifies provisions relating to the protection of vulnerable persons.
Last action: 04/11/2022 - Placed on Formal Calendar for Perfection.

SB 702 Eslinger, Karla
Modifies the current law prohibiting political subdivisions from requiring a COVID-19 vaccination to access transportation systems, services, or public accommodations. This provision is identical to a provision in SB 693 (2022).
Last action: 04/11/2022 - Placed on Informal Calendar for Perfection.

SB 830 Brown, Justin
Modifies provisions relating to home health licensing. This act is identical to SB 177 (2021).
Last action: 03/09/2022 - Voted Do Pass in Seniors, Families, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee.

SB 917 Burlison, Eric
Modifies the registration and licensing requirements for advanced practice registered nurses. MCQC supports the removal of any barrier for APRNs that limits their ability to provide care to nursing home residents. This act is identical to SB 41 (2021).
Last Action: 02/16/2022 - Read Second Time and referred to Professional Registration Committee.

SB 1029 White, Bill
Modifies provisions reducing inspections and other oversight of health care facilities, including long-term care facilities by the Department of Health and Senior Services.
Last action: 03/01/2022 - Read Second Time and referred to Health and Pensions Committee.

SB 1045 Schupp, Jill
Transfers authority for the implementation of the federal Older Americans Act of 1965 from the Department of Social Services to the Department of Health and Senior Services.
Last action: 03/30/2022 - Voted Do Pass in Seniors, Families, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee.

SB 1179 Hough, Lincoln
Changes the expiration date for the Missouri Rx Plan from August 28, 2022 to August 28, 2029.
Last action: 04/11/2022 - Placed on Formal Calendar for Perfection.

SB 1182 Gannon, Elaine
Requires veterinarians, animal control officers, and animal humane investigator to report cases of ompanion animal abuse or neglect to a hotline established by the Missouri Animal Control Association.
Last action: 03/10/2022 - Read Second Time and referred to Seniors, Families, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee.

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