SB 0976 Establishes the Office on Women's Health within the Department of Health
LR Number:4419S.03P Fiscal Note:4419-03
Committee:Public Health and Welfare
Last Action:04/10/00 - Voted Do Pass H Public Health Committee Journal page:
Title:SCS SB 976
Effective Date:August 28, 2000
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Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 976 - This act establishes the Office on Women's Health within the Department of Health. A new Section 192.965 outlines the duties of the Office, including:

- Assistance in assessing women's health needs in Missouri; - Providing policy analysis, identifying issues; - Establishing priorities for the Director of the Department of Health; - Serving as a central location for information about women's health; - Promoting coordination of women's health efforts throughout Missouri; and - Increasing visibility of the many factors affecting the health and well-being of women in Missouri.

A new Section 192.968 allows the Director of the Department of Health to appoint a committee of experts in women's health who will reflect the geographic, racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity in the state. The committee will help the Chief identify and analyze issues and may provide policy advice.

A portion of this act is contained in SCS/HB 1568 (TAT).