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  191.323.  Powers and duties of department of health and senior services in prevention and treatment of genetic diseases and birth defects. — The department may:

  (1)  Develop and implement programs of professional education for physicians, medical students, nurses, scientists, technicians and therapists regarding the causes, methods of treatment, prevention and cure of genetic diseases;

  (2)  Develop and implement public educational programs regarding genetic diseases and birth defects and programs available for genetic diagnosis, treatment and counseling;

  (3)  Conduct or support scientific research concerning the causes, mortality, methods of treatment, prevention and cure of genetic diseases which are considered to be of major importance to the problems of genetic disease and birth defects in Missouri, in cooperation with other public and private agencies, except as provided in section 188.037;

  (4)  Maintain a central registry to collect and store data to facilitate the compiling of statistical information on the causes, treatment, prevention and cure of genetic diseases.  Identifying information shall remain confidential pursuant to the provisions of section 191.315.  Information will be reported to the Missouri board of health and other health care agencies so that it may be used for the prevention and treatment of genetic diseases and birth defects;

  (5)  Support genetic trainees annually for the pursuit of training in institutions in the state;

  (6)  Support new program development and specialized services which are not otherwise available and are considered by the department to be of major importance to the public health of Missouri.

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(L. 1985 H.B. 612 § 191.320 subsec. 2)


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