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Missouri Senate 2021

April 27, 2021

SB 41 Burlison, Eric

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 act is substantially similar to SB 714 (2020).

Last Action: 01/14/2021 - Second Read and Referred to Health and Pensions Committee.

SB 177 Onder, Bob

Current law limits licensed home health agencies to those that provide two or more home health services at the residence of a patient according to a physician's written and signed plan of treatment. This act permits such licensed entities to provide treatment according to written plans signed by physicians, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, or physician assistants.

Last Action: 02/10/2021 – Hearing conducted in Seniors, Families, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee.

SB 193 Onder, Bob

Currently, collaborative practice arrangements between physicians and advanced practice registered nurses must include written provisions to maintain geographic proximity unless an exception applies. This act repeals this geographic proximity requirement. MCQC supports the removal of any barrier for APRNs that limits their ability to provide care to nursing home residents.

Last Action: 01/28/2021 – Second Read and Referred to Health and Pensions Committee.

SB 223 Onder, Bob

Under this act, any contract or agreement that creates or establishes the terms of a partnership, employment, or any other form of professional relationship between a nonprofit hospital or health system and a physician or an advanced practice registered nurse that includes any restriction of the right of the physician or advanced practice registered nurse to practice medicine or nursing in any geographic area for any period of time after the termination of such partnership, employment, or professional relationship shall be void and unenforceable with respect to said restriction. 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 932 (2020).

Last Action: 01/28/2021 – Second Read and Referred to Professional Registration Committee.

SB 293 Hoskins, Denny

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 act is similar to HB 2226 (2020).

Last Action: 03/22/2021 – Hearing scheduled in Professional Registration Committee.

SB 519 Kimminau, Matt

Modifies the expiration date of the RX Cares for Missouri Program from August 28, 2019, to August 28, 2026.

Last Action: 03/04/2021 – Second Read and Referred to Health and Pensions Committee.

SB 584 Kimminau, Matt

Changes the period of time Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) must practice with the collaborating physician continuously present and allows the APRN to practice outside of the 75 mile geographic proximity requirements if he or she utilizes telehealth. MCQC supports the removal of any barrier for APRNs that limits their ability to provide care to nursing home residents. This provision is similar to SB 193 (2021).

Last Action: 03/22/2021 – Hearing scheduled in Professional Registration Committee.

Missouri House of Representatives 2021

April 27, 2021

HB 84 Stephens, Mike

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 2226 (2020).

Last action: 03/04/2021 – Referred to Health and Mental Health Policy Committee; hearing on 03/22/21.

HB 502 Schroer, Nick

MProvides 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. 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 2226 (2020).

Last action: 01/07/2021 - Read Second Time.

HB 768 Grier, Derek

The bill removes the requirement that an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) enter into a collaborative practice arrangement with a physician in order to deliver health care services so that an APRN can, without entering into a collaborative practice agreement, deliver health care services that are within the scope of practice of the APRN and that are consistent with the skill, training and competence of the APRN. MCQC supports the removal of any barrier for APRNs that limits their ability to provide care to nursing home residents.

Last action: 01/12/2021 - Read Second Time.

HB 949 Mayhew, Don

Prohibits a long-term care facility or political subdivision form adopting policies in response to an outbreak of a contagious illness that restrict an immediate family member, essential caregiver, ombudsman, or public administrator who is willing to comply with reasonable safety protocols from visiting a resident in person or attending medical appointments with the resident.

Last action: 02/11/2021 – Referred to Special Committee on Government Accountability.

HB 989 Mayhew, Don

Requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to provide information and support to persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias by establishing a family support group in every county. Further establishes the "Alzheimer's State Plan Task Force" which will assess all state programs that address Alzheimer's and update and maintain an integrated state plan to overcome Alzheimer's.

Last action: 03/08/2021 – Referred to Health and Mental Health Policy Committee.

HB 1014 Morse, Herman

Creates provisions relating to the establishment of protocols for visiting family members in hospitals and long-term care facilities during an outbreak of a contagious illness.

Last action: 02/11/2021 – Referred to Special Committee on Government Accountability.

HB 1064 Wiemann, John

Reduces liability for institutions, including long-term care facilities, in civil actions arising from COVID-19.

Last action: : 03/02/2021 – Referred to Special Committee on Litigation Reform. Public hearing scheduled on 03/09/21; bill not heard.

HB 1101 Gunby, Trish

Extends COVID-19 related absentee voting provisions through the end of 2021.

Last action: 02/10/2021 – Read Second Time.

HB 1102 Lewis, Patty

Creates no-excuse absentee voting.

Last action: 02/10/2021 – Read Second Time.

HB 1159 Wallingford, Wayne

Permits licensed home health agencies to provide services according to written plans signed by physicians, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, or physician assistants. This bill is similar to SB 177 (2021).

Last action: 02/19/2021 – Read Second Time.

HB 1224 Stephens, Mike

Changes the period of time Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) must practice with the collaborating physician continuously present and allows the APRN to practice outside of the 75 mile geographic proximity requirements if he or she utilizes telehealth. MCQC supports the removal of any barrier for APRNs that limits their ability to provide care to nursing home residents. This provision is similar to SBs 193 and 584 (2021).

Last action: 02/23/2021 – Read Second Time.

HB 1290 Boggs, Mitch

Prohibits hospitals and certain health care facilities from instituting policies that limit patients' abilities to be visited by designated family members or friends during any hospitalization or treatment that lasts for a period exceeding 24 hours including during a public health emergency.

Last action: 03/04/2021 – Referred to Health and Mental Health Policy Committee.

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