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  383.010.  Authority to form business entity to provide malpractice insurance — nonresidents may be members, when. — 1.  Notwithstanding any direct or implied prohibitions in chapter 375, 377, or 379, any three or more persons, residents of this state, being licensed under the provisions of chapter 330, 331, 332, 334, 335, 336, 338 or 339, or under rule 8 of the supreme court of Missouri or architects licensed pursuant to chapter 327, may, as provided in sections 383.010 to 383.040, form a business entity for the purpose of providing malpractice insurance or indemnification for such persons upon the assessment plan, and upon compliance with section 379.260, liability and automobile insurance as defined in subdivisions (1) and (3) of section 379.230 may be provided upon the assessment plan to those persons licensed pursuant to chapter 197 and for whom medical malpractice insurance is provided under this section, except that automobile insurance shall be provided only for ambulances as defined in section 190.100.  Any entity licensed under chapter 197, professional corporations, and limited liability companies, corporations, limited liability partnerships, partnerships, and other similar entities formed for the practice of law or medicine may also become members of any such entity.  The term "persons" as used in sections 383.010 to 383.040 includes such hospitals, professional corporations and real estate business entities.

  2.  Anything in this section to the contrary notwithstanding, any persons duly licensed under the provisions of the laws of any other state who, if licensed under any similar provisions of the laws of this state, would be eligible to become members and insureds of an entity created under the authority of this section may become members and insureds of such an entity, irrespective of whether such persons are residents of this state; provided, however, that any such persons must be employed by, or be a partner, shareholder or member of, a professional corporation, corporation, copartnership or association insured by or to be insured by such an entity.

  3.  Notwithstanding any provision of law which might be construed to the contrary, sections 379.882 and 379.888, defining commercial casualty insurance, shall not include professional malpractice insurance policies issued by any insurer in this state.

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(L. 1975 S.B. 458 § 1, A.L. 1977 S.B. 245, A.L. 1978 S.B. 744, A.L. 1985 H.B. 657 & 337, A.L. 1986 H.B. 1392, A.L. 1989 H.B. 774, A.L. 1990 H.B. 1739, A.L. 2006 H.B. 1837)


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