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  208.600.  Citation of law, definitions. — 1.  Sections 208.600 to 208.630* shall be known and may be cited as the "Elderly Health and Nutrition Act of 1994".

  2.  As used in sections 208.600 to 208.630*, the following terms mean:

  (1)  "Elderly hunger", the lack of sufficient food or nutrition, or food and nutrition, to maintain health or morale that may be caused by a variety of factors including poverty, isolation, medical, mental or dental problems, lack of knowledge of helping programs, lack of transportation, fear of crime or other causes;

  (2)  "Elderly person", a Missouri citizen who is sixty years of age or older;

  (3)  "Food bank", a food collection and distribution agency, of which there are at least six in Missouri, which is organized for the purpose of distributing emergency food supplies to low-income people who would otherwise not have access to food supplies;

  (4)  "Gatekeeper programs", programs designed to use nontraditional referral sources, who through their regular business activities come in contact with elderly persons, to systematically locate those isolated, living alone or in need of some type of assistance in order to allow such persons to maintain independence.


(L. 1994 S.B. 426 § 1)

*Section 208.630 was repealed by S.B. 975 & 1024 Revision, 2018.

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