HB 112 Provides that certain licensing boards of health care professionals may contract with entities to collect workforce data from their licensees

Current Bill Summary

- Prepared by Senate Research -

HCS/HB 112 - This act provides that the State Board of Nursing, Board of Pharmacy, Missouri Dental Board, State Committee of Psychologists, and State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts may enter into contractual agreements with the Department of Health and Senior Services, public institutions of higher education, and nonprofit entities in order to collect and analyze workforce data from its licensees for the purpose of future workforce planning and to assess the accessibility and availability of qualified health care services and practitioners in Missouri.

Data collection is controlled by the applicable state board requesting the collection, and the boards may release identifying data to the contractor to facilitate data analysis of the health care workforce. The data collected is the property of the board requesting the data, and shall be maintained as provided in existing law. Data shall only be released in the aggregate form in a manner that cannot be used to identify a specific individual. A board cannot request or collect income or other financial earnings information. Contractors shall maintain the confidentiality of data received and shall not release any data without approval from the applicable board.

These provisions are identical to provisions in HCS/SCS/SB 197 (2015), HCS/SCS/SB 230 (2015) and HCS/SS/SCS/SB 354 (2015).


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