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  193.015.  Definitions. — As used in sections 193.005 to 193.325, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the following terms shall mean:

  (1)  "Advanced practice registered nurse", a person licensed to practice as an advanced practice registered nurse under chapter 335, and who has been delegated tasks outlined in section 193.145 by a physician with whom they have entered into a collaborative practice arrangement under chapter 334;

  (2)  "Assistant physician", as such term is defined in section 334.036, and who has been delegated tasks outlined in section 193.145 by a physician with whom they have entered into a collaborative practice arrangement under chapter 334;

  (3)  "Dead body", a human body or such parts of such human body from the condition of which it reasonably may be concluded that death recently occurred;

  (4)  "Department", the department of health and senior services;

  (5)  "Final disposition", the burial, interment, cremation, removal from the state, or other authorized disposition of a dead body or fetus;

  (6)  "Institution", any establishment, public or private, which provides inpatient or outpatient medical, surgical, or diagnostic care or treatment or nursing, custodian, or domiciliary care, or to which persons are committed by law;

  (7)  "Live birth", the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a child, irrespective of the duration of pregnancy, which after such expulsion or extraction, breathes or shows any other evidence of life such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles, whether or not the umbilical cord has been cut or the placenta is attached;

  (8)  "Physician", a person authorized or licensed to practice medicine or osteopathy pursuant to chapter 334;

  (9)  "Physician assistant", a person licensed to practice as a physician assistant pursuant to chapter 334, and who has been delegated tasks outlined in section 193.145 by a physician with whom they have entered into a collaborative practice arrangement under chapter 334;

  (10)  "Spontaneous fetal death", a noninduced death prior to the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a fetus, irrespective of the duration of pregnancy; the death is indicated by the fact that after such expulsion or extraction the fetus does not breathe or show any other evidence of life such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles;

  (11)  "State registrar", state registrar of vital statistics of the state of Missouri;

  (12)  "System of vital statistics", the registration, collection, preservation, amendment and certification of vital records; the collection of other reports required by sections 193.005 to 193.325 and section 194.060; and activities related thereto including the tabulation, analysis and publication of vital statistics;

  (13)  "Vital records", certificates or reports of birth, death, marriage, dissolution of marriage and data related thereto;

  (14)  "Vital statistics", the data derived from certificates and reports of birth, death, spontaneous fetal death, marriage, dissolution of marriage and related reports.

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(L. 1984 S.B. 574, A.L. 2005 S.B. 74 & 49, A.L. 2015 H.B. 618, A.L. 2019 S.B. 514)


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