SB 0932 Authorizes an obesity awareness program and permits medicaid coverage for anti-obesity drugs
LR Number:4266S.01I Fiscal Note:4266-01
Committee:Public Health and Welfare
Last Action:02/08/00 - Referred S Public Health & Welfare Committee Journal page:S192
Effective Date:August 28, 2000
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SB 932 - This act will require the Department of Health to cover certain anti-obesity drugs.

The Department is required to provide a report to the Governor, Speaker of the House and President Pro Tem of the Senate by December 31, 2000.

The report shall include information on the incidence of obesity in Missouri, the relationship of obesity to other health problems, and recommendations on reducing obesity in Missouri. The Department may also establish obesity awareness and education programs. Finally, this act states that individuals who are eligible for Medicaid may receive coverage of non-systemic (non- habit-forming) FDA-approved anti-obesity drug therapies.