Effective October 24, 2017, an Abortion Facility is any place – including a physician’s office or clinic – in which an abortion is performed or induced other than a hospital. Missouri state law (Section 197.205, RSMo) requires all Abortion Facilities to be licensed by the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS).

DHSS licenses Abortion Facilities and conducts annual, unannounced, on-site inspections and investigations regarding patient care provided in these facilities.