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  191.645.  Risk of exposure to Hepatitis C, information to be made available — website to be maintained, content. — 1.  Health care employers shall make information available to their employees regarding the risk of exposure to hepatitis C.  Such information shall include but not be limited to the following: availability of testing, including lists of several sites where testing can be obtained; cost; the department of health and senior services website; protocol for accidental exposure; and any other information deemed pertinent by the employer.

  2.  The department of health and senior services shall maintain a "Missouri Hepatitis C" website in conjunction with the department's current website that:

  (1)  Informs Missourians of the availability testing for the detection of hepatitis C;

  (2)  Contains detailed information regarding hepatitis including, but not limited to, the following:

  (a)  Facts about hepatitis C;

  (b)  Risk factors for the contraction of hepatitis C;

  (c)  Common routes of transmission for hepatitis C;

  (d)  Effects of hepatitis C on the liver and other organs;

  (e)  Current treatments for acute and chronic hepatitis C;

  (f)  Effects of untreated hepatitis C on the liver and other organs;

  (3)  Contains links to the following information and instructional websites:

  (a)  The American Liver Foundation (www.liverfoundation.org);

  (b)  Hepatitis Foundation International (www.hepatitisfoundation.org);

  (c)  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/resource/);

  (d)  Links to any other website or sites the director deems appropriate and informative for Missourians; and

  (e)  Information on hepatitis C support groups in Missouri, including but not limited to meeting times, locations, and dates.

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(L. 2005 S.B. 74 & 49)


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