Statutory Requirements

The Department of Health and Senior Services sent a survey to various agencies on Pregnancy Assistance Information and Ultrasound Providers. If an agency in the “Pregnancy Assistance Information Providers” listing above only checked “other” as to the services it provides, this indicates the agency can refer individuals to the needed service(s).

The Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is updating the information/resources necessary to comply with Section 188.027, RSMo, which passed in the 2010 Missouri Legislative Session.  This section requires the DHSS to provide geographically indexed information on public and private agencies available to assist a pregnant woman in carrying her unborn child to term, and to assist her in caring for her dependent child or placing her child for adoption.  This section also requires DHSS to provide geographically indexed information regarding ultrasound providers.

In the 2014 legislative session the combined version of House Bill 1307 & 1313 was passed which repealed sections 88.027 and 188.039 and replaced it with two new sections relating to abortions.
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Information for implementation of this bill can be found through the links on this page.