Our chapter is monitoring a number of issues during the 2018 regular legislative session.
HB 1315 – Allows sunscreen application in schools.
HB 1361 – Establishes “Simon’s Law,” which changes the laws regarding life-sustaining or nonbeneficial treatment policies of health care facilities.
HB 1486 – Modifies provisions relating to work requirements for the supplemental nutrition assistance program
HB 1554 – Allows persons with certain serious medical conditions to use medical cannabis.
HB 1560 – Prohibits discrimination against children who are not immunized.
HB 1619 – Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).
HB 1971– Prohibits the sale of baby crib bumper pads.
HB 1755 – Requires all public restrooms, other than single occupancy restrooms, to be gender-divided.
HB 2280 – Expands MO HealthNet benefits for pregnant women to provide substance abuse treatment for up to one year after giving birth
HR 4894 – Declares youth violence as a public health epidemic and supports the establishment of statewide trauma-informed education.
HCR 101 – Creates the school violence task force
SB 561 – Modifies the law relating to work requirements for participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
SB 640 – Allows students to possess and self-apply sunscreen at school without a parent or physician’s approval.
SB 681 – Requires a student to receive instruction in Braille reading and writing as part of his or her individualized education plan unless instruction in Braille is determined not appropriate for the child
SB 690 – Requires that all school restrooms, locker rooms, and shower rooms accessible for use by multiple students shall be designated for and use by male or female students only.
SB 741 – Prohibits the use of a vaccine containing mercury as administered to a child or adult in Missouri.
MOAAP is a member of the Kids Win Missouri coalition. We work closely with this group on children’s health policy matters. Check the Kids Win Missouri blog for updates during legislative session.
Representative Keith Frederick (Rolla), Chair – House Health & Mental Health Policy committee, was named the 2017 MOAAP Champion for Children awardee.