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  189.010.  Definitions — funds intended for poor patients — patients that are ineligible. — 1.  As used in sections 189.010 to 189.085, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the following terms mean:

  (1)  "Approved provider", hospitals, clinics, laboratories, or other health personnel or facilities meeting standards to be established under the provisions of sections 189.010 to 189.085;

  (2)  "Department", the department of social services of the state of Missouri;

  (3)  "Director", the director of the department of social services of the state of Missouri or his duly authorized representative;

  (4)  "High risk patient", a woman of childbearing age who has any condition, or is at risk of developing some condition, medically or otherwise known to predispose to premature birth or to produce developmental disability; or any infant or child who has any condition, or is at risk of developing some condition, medically known to predispose to developmental disability;

  (5)  "Person", any individual, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company, group of individuals acting together for a common purpose or organization of any kind, including any governmental agency other than the United States or the state of Missouri;

  (6)  "Region", contiguous geographic areas of the state larger than single counties where health programs including special services for high risk patients can be developed efficiently and economically;

  (7)  "Service", any medical, surgical, corrective, diagnostic procedure, or hospitalization, and related activity to correct high risk conditions including all things reasonably incident and necessary to make the service available to the high risk patient;

  (8)  "Special services", diagnostic and treatment services which may not be efficiently or economically developed as a regular component of a hospital or clinic either because of high cost or infrequent demand but which may be required for high risk patients; such services would include, but not be limited to, intensive care units for the care of premature infants and intra-uterine fetal monitoring.

  2.  Expenditures for the operation of a hospital include, but are not limited to, amounts paid in connection with inpatient care in the hospital; ambulatory or emergency care provided by the hospital; ambulance services used in the transportation of patients to the hospital or among hospitals; administration of the hospital; maintenance and repairs of the hospital; depreciation of hospital capital assets; food, drugs, equipment and other supplies used by the hospital; and recruitment, selection and training of physician, nursing, allied health and other hospital personnel.

  3.  Funds approved under the provisions of sections 189.010 to 189.085 are not restricted for paying certain operating costs, or groups of costs, but are intended to supplement the appropriations from the local governmental agency for poor patients.  Patients eligible for Medicare, Medicaid and other third-party insurance are not eligible under this chapter.


(L. 1974 H.B. 1686 § 1, A.L. 1980 S.B. 847, A.L. 2011 H.B. 555 merged with H.B. 648)

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