Missouri Bill Removing Geographical Practice Limits for Certain CPC Staff (HB 420)
This law was last updated on Jun 13, 2019
HB 420 would waive the geographical proximity requirements for an assistant physician, registered professional nurse, or physician assistant who is providing care to a client of an alternatives to abortion agency.
Current state law requires an assistant physician, advances practice registered nurse, or physician assistant in a collaborative practice arrangement to maintain a 75 mile geographic proximity with their collaborating physician. This bill eliminates this requirement when providing care to a client of an alternative to abortion agency.
CPCs have come under increased scrutiny over the last several years, as investigations have revealed that centers across the country have provided inaccurate information and neglected to follow proper medical protocols. (Source.)
Companion bill to SB 280.
1/9/19 – Introduced; first reading.
5/8/19 – Passed the House by a 125-19 vote.