SB 0391 Establishes the Missouri State Advisory Council on Pain and Symptom Management
Sponsor:Shields Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number:1202S.02P Fiscal Note:1202-02
Committee:Aging, Families, Mental & Public Health
Last Action:04/01/03 - HCS Voted Do Pass H Senior Security Committee Journal page:
Title:SCS SB 391
Effective Date:August 28, 2003
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Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 391 - This act establishes the Missouri State Advisory Council on Pain and Symptom Management. The Advisory Council will consist of nineteen members, who will be appointed by February 1, 2004. The Advisory Council shall:

- Hold public hearings to gather information relating to pain management;

- Make recommendations on acute and chronic pain management practices;

- Analyze statutes, rules, and regulations relating to pain management;

- Study the use of alternative therapies and any sanctions imposed;

- Examine the needs of adults, children, and minorities that have acute and chronic pain;

- Review the pain management education materials provided by professional licensing boards;

- Make recommendations to health care professionals for integrating pain management into their practices;

- Make recommendations regarding continuing education requirements for pain management;

- Review guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and

- Prepare an annual report to deliver to the Speaker, Pro Tem, and Governor by February 1st of each year.

Members of the Council will serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for any expenses incurred. The Department of Health and Senior Services will furnish administrative staff to the Council.

This act modifies the Advisory Council members by including one physical therapist and only one advocate.