HCS/SCS/SB 567 - This act modifies provisions relating to public health.
MENINGOCOCCAL VACCINE (Section 174.335)
Beginning in the 2015-2016 school year, each student attending a public institution of higher education who lives in on-campus housing must receive the meningococcal vaccine unless he or she has a medical or religious exemption. The Department of Higher Education must oversee, supervise, and enforce this requirement and may promulgate rules. The Department of Higher Education may consult with the Department of Health and Senior Services. This act contains a delayed effective date of July 1, 2015.
This provision is identical to SCS/SB 748 (2014) and to a provision in CCS#2/HCS/SCS/SB 716 (2014); CCS/HCS/SS#2/SB 754 (2014); and SCS/HCS/HB 2125 (2014) and similar to HB 1590 (2014).
UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD BANK (Section 191.761)
Beginning July 1, 2015, this act requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to transport collected, donated umbilical cord blood samples to a nonprofit umbilical cord blood bank located in St. Louis City in existence as of the effective date of the act. The collection sites shall only be those facilities designated and trained by the blood bank in the collection and handling of umbilical cord blood specimens.
This provision is identical to a provision in CCS#2/HCS/SCS/SB 716 (2014); CCS/HCS/SS#2/SB 754 (2014); SCS/HCS/HB 2125 (2014) and HCS/HB 1193 (2014).
OFFERS OF INFLUENZA IMMUNIZATIONS (Section 197.168)
Each year between October 1st and March 1st and in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, each hospital shall offer prior to discharge immunizations against influenza virus to all inpatients 65 years of age and older unless contraindicated for such patient so long as there is approval of the attending physician or other practitioners authorized to order vaccinations or as authorized by physician-approved hospital policies or protocols for influenza.
This provision is identical to a provision in CCS#2/HCS/SCS/SB 716 (2014); CCS/HCS/SS#2/SB 754 (2014); and SCS/HCS/HB 2125 (2014).
ADULT DAY CARE (Sections 660.600 to 660.424)
This act requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to create an adult day care program manual in partnership with the provider association to establish uniformity across the state and to offer regional training sessions in order to provide technical assistance or consultation to assist applicants for or holders of licenses or provisional licenses in meeting the requirements of staff qualifications and other aspects involving the operation of an adult day care program. The program manual and regional training sessions required under this act shall be made available to adult day care programs by January 1, 2015.
In addition, the act modifies provisions relating to standard practices, inspections, disciplinary actions, informal dispute resolutions, license revocations, and adult day care programs operational manuals and information that is to be provided on the department website with respect to adult day care programs.
Also, licensed adult day care programs shall evaluate the program rate structure in Fiscal Year 2015 and determine a cost-based uniform rate for services to be presented as budget line item in the Department of Health and Senior Services Fiscal Year 2016 budget request for adult day programs which provide, care treatment, rehabilitation, and habilitation exclusively to adults and seniors with physical disabilities, mental, neurological, and cognitive disorders such as brain injuries, dementia, and other intellectual impairments, excluding in the budget request, the cost for individuals already funded by a Department of Mental Health waiver.