SB 840
Modifies provisions relating to professional registration
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Last Action:
6/1/2018 - Signed by Governor
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2018
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Current Bill Summary

SB 840 - This act modifies provisions relating to professional registration.


This act requires certain oversight bodies, as defined in the act, that issue professional licenses to grant a Missouri license to an applicant that holds a current, valid license issued by another state and waive any examination, educational, or experience requirements for licensure, if that state's licensure requirements are substantially similar to those of Missouri.

The oversight body shall not waive any examination, educational, or experience requirements for any applicant that is currently under disciplinary action in the other state, or if the oversight body determines that such applicant would endanger the public health, safety, or welfare of Missouri citizens.

The provisions of the act shall not apply to business, professional, or occupational licenses issued or required by political subdivisions.

This act shall not conflict with any interjurisdictional or interstate compact adopted by Missouri statute, as specified in the act and shall not conflict with any reciprocity agreements with other states in effect on August 28, 2018.

Provisions of law relating to policies and procedures for issuing licenses and certificates for applicants who hold a valid license issued by another state or for establishing reciprocity agreements with other jurisdictions are repealed for the following occupations and professions:

• Geologists

• Occupational Therapists

• Licensed Dietitians

• Licensed Interior Designers

• Acupuncturists

• Electrical Contractors

• Private Investigators

• Barbers

• Cosmetology Instructors

• Cosmetologists

• Podiatrists

• Chiropractors

• Embalmers

• Funeral Directors

• Professional Counselors

• Clinical Social Workers

• Social Workers

• Master Social Workers

• Baccalaureate Social Workers

• Marital and Family Therapists

• Certified Real Estate Appraisers

• Licensed Real Estate Appraisers

• Nursing Home Administrators

• Speech-Language Pathologists

• Audiologists

• Hearing Instrument Specialists

• Surety Recovery Agents

• Certification training programs for asbestos abatement projects, inspectors, management planners, abatement project designers, or asbestos air samplers

• Lead Inspectors, Risk Assessors, Lead Abatement Supervisors, Lead Abatement Workers, Project Designers, and Lead Abatement Contractors

• Bail Bond Agents

• Installers of manufactured homes

These provisions are substantially similar to SCS/HCS/HB 1710 (2018).


This act modifies the Dietitian Practice Act to update the terminology for the national organization name change from the American Dietetic Association to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The act also updates the accrediting agency name from the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education to the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. The definitions for "medical nutrition therapy" and "registered dietitian" are modified by adding registered dietitian nutritionists to the definitions.

Additionally, any person who holds a license to practice dietetics may use the abbreviation L.D.N.

These provisions are identical to HB 2706 (2018) and to provisions contained in CCS/SS/SCS/HB 1719 (2018).