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Title XII PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

Chapter 191

Effective - 01 Jul 1992, see footnote bottom

  191.743.  High risk pregnancies, women to be informed of available services — consent to inform department of health and senior services, forms — confidentiality — physicians not to be liable. — 1.  Any physician or health care provider who provides services to pregnant women shall identify all such women who are high risk pregnancies by use of protocols developed by the department of health and senior services pursuant to section 191.741. The physician or health care provider shall upon identification inform such woman of the availability of services and the option of referral to the department of health and senior services.

  2.  Upon consent by the woman identified as having a high risk pregnancy, the physician or health care provider shall make a report, within seventy-two hours, to the department of health and senior services on forms approved by the department of health and senior services.

  3.  Any physician or health care provider complying with the provisions of this section, in good faith, shall have immunity from any civil liability that might otherwise result by reason of such actions.

  4.  Referral and associated documentation provided for in this section shall be confidential and shall not be used in any criminal prosecution.

  5.  The consent required by subsection 2 of this section shall be deemed a waiver of the physician-patient privilege solely for the purpose of making the report pursuant to subsection 2 of this section.

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(L. 1991 S.B. 190 § 10)

Effective 7-1-92


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