SB 1274 Establishes the Missouri Area Health Education Centers Program
LR Number:4600L.02T Fiscal Note:4600-02
Committee:Aging, Families, Mental & Public Health
Last Action:07/09/04 - Signed by Governor Journal page:
Title:HCS SB 1274
Effective Date:August 28, 2004
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Current Bill Summary

HCS/SB 1274 - This act establishes the Missouri Area Health Education Centers program in Section 191.1015. This program is a collaborative partnership of higher education institutions, regional health education centers, and other entities with written agreements with the program. The program is designed to improve the availability and quality of health care personnel and to promote access to primary care for medically under-served populations.

The Missouri Area Health Education Centers Council is established within the Department of Health and Senior Services. The Council will consist of twelve members, who will be appointed by February 1, 2005. The Council shall have the discretionary authority to monitor policy direction and ensure that all federal requirements are met. The Council shall report annually to the Governor and General Assembly.

The program shall develop and enhance recruitment and community-based training programs, provide educational support to practicing health care professionals, and promote programs that improve access to health care in Missouri.