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  198.640.  Definitions. — As used in sections 198.640 to 198.648, the following terms shall mean:

  (1)  "Controlling person", a business entity, officer, program administrator, or director whose responsibilities include the direction of the management or policies of a supplemental health care services agency.  The term controlling person also means an individual who, directly or indirectly, beneficially owns an interest in a corporation, partnership, or other business association that is a controlling person;

  (2)  "Department", the department of health and senior services;

  (3)  "Health care facility", a licensed hospital defined under section 197.020 or a licensed entity defined under subdivision (6), (14), (22), or (23) of section 198.006;

  (4)  "Health care personnel", any individual licensed, accredited, or certified by the state of Missouri to perform specified health services consistent with state law;

  (5)  "Person", an individual, firm, corporation, partnership, or association;

  (6)  "Supplemental health care services agency" or "agency", a person, firm, corporation, partnership, or association engaged for hire in the business of providing or procuring temporary employment in health care facilities for health care personnel, including a temporary nursing staffing agency as defined in section 383.130, or that operates a digital website or digital smartphone application that facilitates the provision of the engagement of health care personnel and accepts requests for health care personnel through its digital website or digital smartphone application.  The term supplemental health care services agency or agency shall not include an individual who engages, only on his or her own behalf, to provide the individual's services on a temporary basis to health care facilities or a home health agency licensed under section 197.415 and shall not include a person, firm, corporation, partnership, or association engaged in the provision of contracted specialty services by a practitioner as defined under subdivision (4) of section 376.1575, to a hospital as defined under section 197.020, or to other individuals or entities providing health care that are not health care facilities.


(L. 2022 S.B. 710)

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