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  191.425.  Program established, eligibility — contracting authority — conditional on receipt of federal funding — sunset provision. — 1.  Upon receipt of federal funding in accordance with subsection 4 of this section, there is hereby established within the department of health and senior services the "Women's Heart Health Program" to provide heart disease risk screening to uninsured and underinsured women.

  2.  The following women shall be eligible for program services:

  (1)  Women between the ages of thirty-five and sixty-four years;

  (2)  Women who are receiving breast and cervical cancer screenings under the Missouri show me healthy women program;

  (3)  Women who are uninsured or whose insurance does not provide coverage for heart disease risk screenings; and

  (4)  Women with a gross family income at or below two hundred percent of the federal poverty level.

  3.  The department shall contract with health care providers who are currently providing services under the Missouri show me healthy women program to provide screening services under the women's heart health program.  Screening shall include but not be limited to height, weight, and body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, total cholesterol, HDL, and blood glucose.  Any woman whose screening indicates an increased risk for heart disease shall be referred for appropriate follow-up health care services and be offered lifestyle education services to reduce her risk for heart disease.

  4.  The women's heart health program shall be subject to receipt of federal funding which designates such funding for heart disease risk screening to uninsured and underinsured women.  In the event that federal funds are not available for such program, the department shall not be required to establish or implement the program.

  5.  Under section 23.253 of the Missouri sunset act:

  (1)  The provisions of the program authorized under this section shall automatically sunset three years after August 28, 2012, unless reauthorized by an act of the general assembly; and

  (2)  If such program is reauthorized, the program authorized under this section shall automatically sunset three years after the effective date of the reauthorization of this section; and

  (3)  This section shall terminate on September first of the calendar year immediately following the calendar year in which the program authorized under this section is sunset.

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(L. 2010 H.B. 1898, A.L. 2012 H.B. 1608)

Sunset date 8-28-15

Termination date 9-01-16


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