The Department of Health and Senior Services is responsible for the oversight of supplemental health care service agencies, including the registration and inspection process of such agencies and the investigation of complaints. A supplemental health care services agency is defined as a person, firm, corporation, partnership or association engaged for hire in the business of providing or procuring temporary employment in health care facilities for health care personnel, including a temporary nursing staffing agency as defined in section 383.130, or that operates a digital website or digital smartphone application that facilitates the provision of the engagement of health care personnel and accepts requests for health care personnel through its digital website or digital smartphone application.

The Code of State Regulations (CSR) for the Supplemental Health Care Services Regulation has been published here: Pursuant to section 536.021.8, RSMo, "no rule...shall become effective prior to the thirtieth day after the date of publication of the revision to the Missouri code of state regulations."

The Code of State Regulations will become effective on Saturday, September 30, 2023. The department will tentatively begin accepting registration applications on Monday, October 2, 2023. Further guidance will be posted at a later date.

To be added to the Supplemental Health Care Services Agency list-serv, please email and request to be added for program updates and information.

State Law

RSMo 198.640 to 198.648 (Effective August 28, 2022)