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  191.1056.  Fund created, use of moneys. — 1.  There is hereby created in the state treasury the "Missouri Health Care Access Fund", which shall consist of gifts, grants, and devises deposited into the fund with approval of the oversight committee created in section 208.955.  The state treasurer shall be custodian of the fund and may disburse moneys from the fund in accordance with sections 30.170 and 30.180.  Disbursements from the fund shall be subject to appropriations and the director shall approve disbursements from the fund consistent with such appropriations to any eligible facility to attract and recruit health care professionals and other necessary personnel, to purchase or rent facilities, to pay for facility expansion or renovation, to purchase office and medical equipment, to pay personnel salaries, or to pay any other costs associated with providing primary health care services to the population in the facility's area of defined need.

  2.  The state of Missouri shall provide matching moneys from the general revenue fund equaling one-half of the amount deposited into the fund.  The total annual amount available to the fund from state sources under such a match program shall be five hundred thousand dollars for fiscal year 2008, one million five hundred thousand dollars for fiscal year 2009, and one million dollars annually thereafter.

  3.  The maximum annual donation that any one individual or corporation may make is fifty thousand dollars.  Any individual or corporation, excluding nonprofit corporations, that make a contribution to the fund totaling one hundred dollars or more shall receive a tax credit for one-half of all donations made annually under section 135.575*.  In addition, any office or medical equipment donated to any eligible facility shall be an eligible donation for purposes of receipt of a tax credit under section 135.575* but shall not be eligible for any matching funds under subsection 2 of this section.

  4.  If any clinic or facility has received money from the fund closes or significantly decreases its operations, as determined by the department, within one year of receiving such money, the amount of such money received and the amount of the match provided from the general revenue fund shall be refunded to each appropriate source.

  5.  Notwithstanding the provisions of section 33.080 to the contrary, any moneys remaining in the fund at the end of the biennium shall not revert to the credit of the general revenue fund.

  6.  The state treasurer shall invest moneys in the fund in the same manner as other funds are invested.  Any interest and moneys earned on such investments shall be credited to the fund.

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(L. 2007 S.B. 577)

*Section 135.575 was repealed by S.B. 675 & 1024 Revision, 2018.


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