Our chapter monitored a number of key issues in the 2017 regular legislative session.
HB 58 – Perinatal Regionalization – This bill passed as an amendment to SB 50. The bill currently awaits the Governor’s action. (Support)
HB 66 – Expanding the newborn screening – This bill passed as an amendment to SB 50. The bill currently awaits the Governor’s action. (Support)
HB 90 – Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) (Support)
HB 581 – Prohibits the sale of baby crib bumper pads (Support)
SB 98 – Requires that all school restrooms, locker rooms, and shower rooms accessible for use by multiple students shall be designated for and use by male or female students only; We do not believe this approach is best for kids.
SB 538 – Prohibits the use of a vaccine containing mercury as administered to a child or adult in Missouri; We do not believe this approach is best for kids.
HCR 17 – Urges all educational institutions to provide information to students and parents about meningococcal disease and available vaccines (Support)
SCR 6 – Urges the Department of Higher Education and Department of Health and Senior Services to encourage the dissemination of information about meningococcal disease and its vaccines (Support)
Representative Keith Frederick (Rolla), Chair – House Health & Mental Health Policy committee, was named the 2017 MOAAP Champion for Children awardee.