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  208.141.  Donor human breast milk, hospital eligible for reimbursement, when — rulemaking authority. — 1.  The department of social services shall reimburse a hospital for prescribed medically necessary donor human breast milk provided to a MO HealthNet participant if:

  (1)  The participant is an infant under the age of three months;

  (2)  The participant is critically ill;

  (3)  The participant is in the neonatal intensive care unit of the hospital;

  (4)  A physician orders the milk for the participant;

  (5)  The department determines that the milk is medically necessary for the participant;

  (6)  The parent or guardian signs and dates an informed consent form indicating the risks and benefits of using banked donor human milk; and

  (7)  The milk is obtained from a donor human milk bank that meets the quality guidelines established by the department.

  2.  An electronic web-based prior authorization system using the best medical evidence and care and treatment guidelines consistent with national standards shall be used to verify medical need.

  3.  The department shall promulgate rules for the implementation of this section, including setting forth rules for the required documentation by the physician and the informed consent to be provided to and signed by the parent or guardian of the participant.  Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is created under the authority delegated in this section shall become effective only if it complies with and is subject to all of the provisions of chapter 536 and, if applicable, section 536.028.  This section and chapter 536 are nonseverable, and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly under chapter 536 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule are subsequently held unconstitutional, then the grant of rulemaking authority and any rule proposed or adopted after August 28, 2014, shall be invalid and void.

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(L. 2014 S.B. 680 merged with S.B. 754)


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