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  208.862.  Consumer rights and employment relations. — Consumer rights and employment relations.

  1.  Consumers shall retain the right to hire, fire, supervise, and train personal care attendants.

  2.  Vendors shall continue to perform the functions provided in sections 208.900 to 208.930.  In addition to having a philosophy that promotes the consumer's ability to live independently in the most integrated setting or the maximum community inclusion of persons with physical disabilities, as required by subsection 1 of section 208.918, vendors shall provide to consumers advocacy, independent living skills training, peer counseling, and information and referral services, as those terms are used in subsection 3 of section 178.656.  

  3.  The council shall be a public body as that term is used in section 105.500, and personal care attendants shall be employees of the council solely for purposes of section 105.500, et seq.  

  4.  The sole appropriate unit of personal care attendants, as that term is used in subdivision (1) of section 105.500, shall be a statewide unit.  Personal care attendants who are related to or members of the family of the consumer to whom they provide services shall not for that reason be excluded from the unit.  The state board of mediation shall conduct an election, by mail ballot, to determine whether an organization shall be designated the exclusive bargaining representative as defined in subdivision (2) of section 105.500 for the statewide unit of personal care attendants under section 105.525 upon a showing that ten percent of the personal care attendants in said unit want to be represented by a representative.  The Missouri office of administration shall represent the council in any collective bargaining with a representative of personal care attendants.  Upon completion of bargaining, any agreements shall be reduced to writing and presented to the council for adoption, modification or rejection in accordance with section 105.520.  

  5.  The state of Missouri and all vendors shall cooperate in the implementation of any agreements reached by the council and any representative of personal care attendants, including making any payroll deductions authorized by the agreements which can lawfully be made pursuant to agreements entered into under sections 105.500 to 105.530 as currently construed by the Missouri appellate courts.  

  6.  Personal care attendants shall not have the right to strike and breach of this prohibition will result in disqualification from participation in the consumer directed services program.

  7.  Personal care attendants shall not be considered employees of the state of Missouri or any vendor for any purpose.


(L. 2008 Adopted by Initiative, Proposition B, § 5, November 4, 2008)

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