July 31, 2017

Department of Health and Senior Services Announces Public Rule Review Process to Streamline State Regulations

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Governor Eric Greitens’ executive order directs each state agency, including the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) to review all of its regulations. DHSS oversees facilities throughout the state, working every day to ensure quality care for Missourians; assist and protect seniors; and administer more than 100 programs and initiatives addressing public health issues. DHSS closely coordinates with partners such as Missouri’s 115 local public health agencies and the 10 Area Agencies on Aging to provide needed services and plan for a healthy future.

In accordance with Gov. Eric Greitens’ executive order, DHSS is thoroughly reviewing all of its administrative rules, and welcomes input from the public. Feedback from the citizens we serve is invaluable to helping the department identify changes that can be made to improve DHSS’ operations.

“The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is excited to meet Governor Greitens’ call to reduce burdensome government restrictions and red tape that keep businesses and health care providers from doing their jobs effectively,” said Dr. Randall Williams, Director of the Department of Health and Senior Services.

Members of the public who wish to make suggestions to improve DHSS rules and regulations can do so via multiple methods: on the Department of Health and Senior Services’ website; by submitting written comments to DHSS Rules Review, PO Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102; by fax to 573-751-6041; or at three public hearings, which are listed below. Comments will be accepted through September 15, 2017.

The Department of Health and Senior Services will hold three public hearings to allow Missourians to comment in person:

  1. Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 9 AM
    Bridgeton Senior Center
    4201 Fee Fee Rd.
    Bridgeton, MO 63044
  2. Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 10:30 AM
    Don Bosco Senior Center
    580 Campbell St.
    Kansas City, MO 64106
  3. Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 9 AM
    Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center
    Conference Room B
    1121 Linden St. Cape Girardeau, MO 63703

For more information on the Governor’s initiative to cut government red tape, please visit http://www.nomoredtape.com/.