SB 1168
Modifies provisions relating to public funding of abortion facilities and affiliates and provisions relating to MO HealthNet providers
Sponsor:
LR Number:
4008S.03C
Committee:
Last Action:
4/15/2024 - Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection
Journal Page:
Title:
SCS SBs 1168 & 810
Effective Date:
August 28, 2024

Current Bill Summary

SS/SCS/SBs 1168 & 810 - Under this act, no public funds shall be expended to any abortion facility, or affiliate or associate thereof, including for MO HealthNet reimbursement.

Any taxpayer, as well as the attorney general, shall have standing to bring a cause of action in any court or administrative agency of competent jurisdiction to enforce these provisions, as described in the act.

This act modifies existing statutory language permitting any MO HealthNet participant to obtain MO HealthNet services from any provider of such services in a MO HealthNet provider agreement with the state by requiring such provider to not be disqualified or excluded from serving as a MO HealthNet provider.

Additionally, this act requires the Department to suspend, revoke, or cancel any contract or provider agreement or refuse to enter into a new contract or provider agreement with any provider when it is determined that the provider is not qualified to perform the required services because such provider has committed certain offenses specified in the act, including being found guilty of a pattern of intentional discrimination in the delivery or non-delivery of health care services or being founded by a person who supported eugenics, or if the provider is an abortion facility or an affiliate or associate thereof.

Finally, this act prohibits reimbursement to abortion facilities, or associates or affiliates thereof, under the "Uninsured Women's Heath Program".

This act has an emergency clause.

This act is substantially similar to provisions in SB 160 (2023), SS/SB 667 (2022), SB 637 (2022), and HB 2 (1st Extraordinary Session (2021)).

SARAH HASKINS