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Title XII PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

Chapter 197

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  197.235.  Failure to have license a misdemeanor — attorney general to represent department, institute actions — advertising, cannot imply state operation, fine. — 1.  Any person operating, conducting, managing, or establishing an ambulatory surgical center or abortion facility without a license required by sections 197.200 to 197.240 is guilty of a class A misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be subject to a fine of not more than five hundred dollars.  Each day of continuing violation shall constitute a separate offense.

  2.  The attorney general shall represent the department of health and senior services and shall institute an action in the name of the state for injunctive or other relief against any person or governmental unit to restrain or prevent the establishment, conduct, management, or operation of an ambulatory surgical center or abortion facility without a license issued pursuant to the provisions of sections 197.200 to 197.240.

  3.  Any person operating, conducting, managing, or establishing an ambulatory surgical center or abortion facility who, in the course of advertising, promoting, or otherwise publicizing the activities, business, location, or any other matter concerning the operations of said ambulatory surgical center or abortion facility, uses or employs in any manner the words "State, Missouri, State of Missouri, Department of Health and Senior Services, the initials 'Mo.'," or any emblem of the state of Missouri or the department of health and senior services, for the purpose of conveying or in any manner reasonably calculated to convey the false impression that the state of Missouri or any department, agency, bureau, or instrumentality thereof is involved in the business of said ambulatory surgical center or abortion facility, or took part in said advertisement, promotion, publicity, or other statement, shall be subject to a fine of one hundred dollars per day for each day during the period beginning with the day said advertisement, promotion, publication, or statement first appears and ending on the day on which it is withdrawn.

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(L. 1975 S.B. 1 § 8, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1162, A.L. 2017 2d Ex. Sess. S.B. 5)

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