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Chapter 190

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  190.120.  Insurance, what coverage required — policy provisions required — term of policy. — 1.  No ambulance service license shall be issued pursuant to sections 190.001 to 190.245, nor shall such license be valid after issuance, nor shall any ambulance be operated in Missouri unless there is at all times in force and effect insurance coverage or proof of financial responsibility with adequate reserves maintained for each and every ambulance owned or operated by or for the applicant or licensee to provide for the payment of damages in an amount as prescribed in regulation:

  (1)  For injury to or death of individuals in accidents resulting from any cause for which the owner of such vehicle would be liable on account of liability imposed on him or her by law, regardless of whether the ambulance was being driven by the owner or the owner's agent; and

  (2)  For the loss of or damage to the property of another, including personal property, under like circumstances.

  2.  The insurance policy or proof of financial responsibility shall be submitted by all licensees required to provide such insurance pursuant to sections 190.001 to 190.245.  The insurance policy, or proof of the existence of financial responsibility, shall be submitted to the director, in such form as the director may specify, for the director's approval prior to the issuance of each ambulance service license.

  3.  Every insurance policy or proof of financial responsibility document required by the provisions of this section shall contain proof of a provision for a continuing liability thereunder to the full amount thereof, notwithstanding any recovery thereon; that the liability of the insurer shall not be affected by the insolvency or the bankruptcy of the assured; and that until the policy is revoked the insurance company or self-insured licensee or entity will not be relieved from liability on account of nonpayment of premium, failure to renew license at the end of the year, or any act or omission of the named assured.  Such policy of insurance or self-insurance shall be further conditioned for the payment of any judgments up to the limits of such policy, recovered against any person other than the owner, the owner's agent or employee, who may operate the same with the consent of the owner.

  4.  Every insurance policy or self-insured licensee or entity as required by the provisions of this section shall extend for the period to be covered by the license applied for and the insurer shall be obligated to give not less than thirty days' written notice to the director and to the insured before any cancellation or termination thereof earlier than its expiration date, and the cancellation or other termination of any such policy shall automatically revoke and terminate the licenses issued for the ambulance service covered by such policy unless covered by another insurance policy in compliance with sections 190.001 to 190.245.


(L. 1973 S.B. 57 § 5, A.L. 1980 H.B. 1595, A.L. 1998 S.B. 743, A.L. 2002 S.B. 1107)

(1979) Insurance coverage is required for accidents resulting from negligent operation of the ambulance, not negligent or maladroit administration of emergency care. Bailey v. City of St. Louis (A.), 578 S.W.2d 279.

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