20​20 Bills of Interest

​High Priority Bills

HB 1415Rep. Steve Helms  
Adds provisions relating to health care costs

HB 1416 – Rep. Steve Helms
Establishes a pilot program to allow MO HealthNet participants to receive services through direct primary care arrangements

HB 1442 – Rep. Steve Helms
Adds provisions relating to professional registration and occupational fees

HB 1472Rep. LaDonna Applebaum
Requires the Department of Health and Senior services to promulgate regulations consistent with CDC guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain

HB 1486Rep. Holly ​Rehder
Exempts health care entities registered with the Department of Health and Senior Services that distribute hypodermic needles or syringes from the crime of unlawful delivery of drug paraphernalia

HB 1513 – Rep. Jeffery Messenger
Established the “Missouri Freedom to Choose Health Care Act”

HB 1580Rep. Keri Ingle
Requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to promulgate regulations consistent with CDC guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain

HB 1667 Rep. Martha Stevens
Establishes a needle and syringe exchange pilot program.

HB 1693Rep. Holly Rehder 
Establishes the “Narcotics Control Act.”

HB 1697 – Rep. Mike Henderson
Modifies provision relating to health insurance

HB 1705Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman
Modifies provisions relating to public health

HB 1807Rep. David Wood
Modifies provisions related to MO HealthNet eligibility

HB 1948Rep. Dottie Bailey
Modifies provisions relating to the state tax rate.

HB 1974Rep. Lynn Morris
Establishes the “Missouri Any Willing Provider Act.”

HB 1986 –  Rep. Peter Merideth
Authorizes tax credits for health care professionals and EMTs serving in rural areas

HB 1995Rep. Lynn Morris
Modifies provisions relating to continuing education requirements for certain professionals

HB 2046 – Rep. Derek Grier
Modifies provisions relating to professional license reciprocity

HB 2089 – Rep. Nick Schroer
Modifies provisions relating to health carrier interest penalties on insurance claims

HB 2057Rep. Jason Chipman
Modifies provisions relating to medical procedures. 

HB 2141 H – Rep. Derek Grier
Establishes the Fresh Start Act of 2020.” 

HB 2156Rep. James Neely
Adds provisions relating to MOHealthNet managed care.

HB 2255Rep. James Neely
Requires insurance companies, including MoHelathNet, to cover medically necessary dental procedures that are a direct result of cancer treatments.

HB 2287Rep. Rasheen Aldridge
Modifies provisions relating to the scope of practice of physical therapists. Sponsored

HB 2326Rep. Steve Helms
Adds provisions relating to noncompete agreements for health care professionals.

HB 2328Rep. Dottie Bailey
Adds provisions relating to informed consent for vaccinations.

HB 2338Rep. J​onathan Patterson
Modifies provisions relating to credentialing procedure.

HB2379Rep. Steve Helms
Modifies provisions for health care for children

HB 2508Rep. Jeff Coleman
Modifies provisions credentialing by health carriers

 HB 2417Rep. Tracy McCreery
Modifies provisions relating to unanticipated medical bills.

SB 619Sen. Wayne Wallingford
Requires public water systems and public water supply districts that intend to start or stop fluoridation of their water supply on a continuing basis to seek and receive information about the impactof fluoridation from the local health department.

SB 647 – Sen. Andrew Koenig
Establishes the fresh act start of 2020

SB 668Sen. Bill White
Modifies provisions of law relating to certain distributors of hypodermic needles

SB 677Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer
Establishes the Narcotics Control Act and provides for the incineration of certain controlled substances

SB 684Sen. David Sater
Establishes the effective date of coverage of MOHelathNet services at the date of the participant’s application.

SB 689 – Sen. Ed Emery
Modifies provisions relating to continuing education for professional Licensees

SB 836Sen. Bob Onder 
Modifies provisions relating to short-term major medical insurance.

SB 850Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin
Modifies provisions governing the prompt payment of health insurance.

SB 935Sen. Wayne Wallingford
Relating to overpayment of health insurance claims. MDA Legislation

SB 938Sen. Bob Onder 
Modifies the process for the credentialing of health care practitioners by health carriers. MDA Legislation

SB 829Sen. Lincoln Hough
Modifies provisions related to tobacco products.