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Title XII PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

Chapter 198

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  198.036.  Revocation of license — grounds — notice required. — 1.  The department may revoke a license in any case in which it finds that:

  (1)  The operator failed or refused to comply with class I or II standards, as established by the department pursuant to section 198.085; or failed or refused to comply with class III standards as established by the department pursuant to section 198.085, where the aggregate effect of such noncompliances presents either an imminent danger to the health, safety or welfare of any resident or a substantial probability that death or serious physical harm would result;

  (2)  The operator refused to allow representatives of the department to inspect the facility for compliance with standards or denied representatives of the department access to residents and employees necessary to carry out the duties set forth in this chapter and rules promulgated thereunder, except where employees of the facility are in the process of rendering immediate care to a resident of such facility;

  (3)  The operator knowingly acted or knowingly omitted any duty in a manner which would materially and adversely affect the health, safety, welfare or property of a resident;

  (4)  The operator demonstrated financial incapacity to operate and conduct the facility in accordance with the provisions of sections 198.003 to 198.096;

  (5)  The operator or any principals in the operation of the facility have ever been convicted of, or pled guilty or nolo contendere to a felony offense concerning the operation of a long-term health care facility or other health care facility, or ever knowingly acted or knowingly failed to perform any duty which materially and adversely affected the health, safety, welfare, or property of a resident while acting in a management capacity.  The operator of the facility or any principal in the operation of the facility shall not be under exclusion from participation in the Title XVIII (Medicare) or Title XIX (Medicaid) program of any state or territory; or

  (6)  The operator or any principals involved in the operation of the facility have ever been convicted of or pled guilty or nolo contendere to a felony in any state or federal court arising out of conduct involving either management of a long-term care facility or the provision or receipt of health care.

  2.  Nothing in subdivision (2) of subsection 1 of this section shall be construed as allowing the department access to information not necessary to carry out the duties set forth in sections 198.006 to 198.186.

  3.  Upon revocation of a license, the director of the department shall so notify the operator in writing, setting forth the reason and grounds for the revocation.  Notice of such revocation shall be sent either by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the operator at the address of the facility, or served personally upon the operator.  The department shall provide the operator notice of such revocation at least ten days prior to its effective date.

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(L. 1979 S.B. 328, et al. § 12, A.L. 2003 S.B. 556 & 311)

(1987) It has been held that the legislature did not intend that a single non-life-threatening incident would be sufficient to justify a license revocation under this section. Villines v. Division of Aging, 722 S.W.2d 939 (Mo. banc).


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