SB 487 Revises provisions relating to the renamed Missouri Brain Injury Advisory Council
Sponsor: Stouffer
LR Number: 2159S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Health, Mental Health, Seniors and Families
Last Action: 3/2/2009 - Second Read and Referred S Health, Mental Health, Seniors and Families Committee Journal Page: S442
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2009

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Current Bill Summary

SB 487 – This act changes the name of the Missouri Head Injury Advisory Council to the Missouri Brain Injury Advisory Council and codifies the executive order transferring the Missouri Brain Injury Advisory Council to the Department of Health and Senior Services. The act provides for the decrease of members of the council from the present twenty-five to eighteen. Meetings of the full council shall be held four times a year or at the call of the council chairperson.

This act prescribes some additional duties for the department, including promulgating rules to prescribe polices or standards which affect charging and funding of adult brain injury rehabilitation services and reasonable rules relative to the implementation of participant rights for those using rehabilitation services. The department shall also promulgate rules to create a reasonable standard means test to be applied to all programs and services funded by the department. The department may also receive federal grants and aids for brain injury prevention, brain injury and brain injury rehabilitation. The administration of the Brain Injury Fund is also transferred to the department.

This act also provides that services provided by the department shall be directed toward preparation for education or vocational achievement, independent living, and community participation.

This act is similar to SB 333 (2007).