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  205.300.  Equal privileges to practitioners — rights of patient. — 1.  In the management of such public hospital no discrimination shall be made against practitioners of any school of medicine recognized by the laws of Missouri, and all such legal practitioners shall have equal privileges in treating patients in said hospital.

  2.  The patient shall have the absolute right to employ at his or her own expense his or her own physician, and when acting for any patient in such hospital the physician employed by such patient shall have exclusive charge of the care and treatment of such patient, and nurses therein shall as to such patient be subject to the directions of such physician; subject always to such general rules and regulations as shall be established by the board of trustees under the provisions of sections 205.160 to 205.340.


(RSMo 1939 § 15205)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 13988; 1919 § 12622

(1953) Osteopathic physicians and surgeons held to be practitioners of a school of medicine and physicians and surgeons within the meaning of the Missouri statutes and, therefore, a rule of a county hospital prohibiting such osteopathic physicians and surgeons from practicing within such hospital is unreasonable and in violation of the law. Stribling v. Jolley (A.), 253 S.W.2d 519.

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