|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|
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.