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Chapter 190

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  190.180.  Penalty for violation. — 1.  Any person violating, or failing to comply with, the provisions of sections 190.001 to 190.245 is guilty of a class B misdemeanor.

  2.  Each day that any violation of, or failure to comply with, sections 190.001 to 190.245 is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate and distinct offense and shall be punishable as such hereunder; but the court may, in appropriate cases, stay the cumulation of penalties.

  3.  The attorney general of Missouri shall have concurrent jurisdiction with any and all prosecuting attorneys to prosecute persons in violation of sections 190.001 to 190.245, and the attorney general or prosecuting attorney may institute injunctive proceedings against any person operating in violation of sections 190.001 to 190.245.

  4.  The prosecuting attorney for the county in which the violation of a political subdivision's law, ordinance or regulation relating to the provision of ambulance services occurs may prosecute such violations in the circuit court of that county.  The legal officer or attorney for the political subdivision may be appointed by the prosecuting attorney as special assistant prosecuting attorney for the prosecution of any such violation.

  5.  A person, acting as owner, agent or otherwise, who holds a valid license for an ambulance service, shall not, incident to such person's business or service of transporting patients, violate any applicable law, ordinance or regulation of any political subdivision by providing ambulance services or operating any ambulances without a franchise, contract or mutual-aid agreement in such political subdivision, or by violating any such franchise, contract or mutual-aid agreement by any political subdivision which has enacted ordinances making it unlawful to do so.  If the department receives official written notification by a political subdivision that an ambulance service has been adjudicated and found to be in violation of any applicable law or ordinance, such ambulance service shall be subject to licensure action by the department.

  6.  No provision of this section is intended to limit or supersede a political subdivision's right to enforce any law, ordinance, regulation, franchise, contract or mutual-aid agreement.

  7.  The provisions of subsections 4, 5 and 6 of this section shall not apply to a city not within a county and any county with a population of over nine hundred thousand inhabitants and any licensed ambulance service when operating in a city not within a county.


(L. 1973 S.B. 57 § 17, A.L. 1998 S.B. 743)

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