Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 192
Department of Health and Senior Services

August 28, 2016
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Definitions.

192.735. As used in sections 192.735 to 192.745, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the following terms shall mean:

(1) "Brain injury" or "traumatic brain injury", a sudden insult or damage to the brain or its coverings, not of a degenerative nature. Such insult or damage may produce an altered state of consciousness and may result in a decrease of one or more of the following: mental, cognitive, behavioral or physical functioning resulting in partial or total disability. Cerebral vascular accidents, aneurisms and congenital deficits are specifically excluded from this definition;

(2) "Department", the department of health and senior services;

(3) "Spinal cord injury", an injury that occurs as a result of trauma, which may involve spinal vertebral fracture, and where the injured person suffers two or more of the following effects either immediately or within forty-eight hours of injury:

(a) Effects on the sensory system including numbness, tingling or loss of sensation in the body or in one or more extremities;

(b) Effects on the motor system including weakness or paralysis in one or more extremities;

(c) Effects on the visceral system including bowel or bladder dysfunction or hypotension.

(L. 1986 H.B. 1243 § 1, A.L. 2011 H.B. 464)




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192.735. As used in sections 192.735 to 192.745, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the following terms shall mean:

(1) "Department", the department of health and senior services;

(2) "Head injury" or "traumatic head injury", a sudden insult or damage to the brain or its coverings, not of a degenerative nature. Such insult or damage may produce an altered state of consciousness and may result in a decrease of one or more of the following: mental, cognitive, behavioral or physical functioning resulting in partial or total disability. Cerebral vascular accidents, aneurisms and congenital deficits are specifically excluded from this definition;

(3) "Spinal cord injury", an injury that occurs as a result of trauma, which may involve spinal vertebral fracture, and where the injured person suffers two or more of the following effects either immediately or within forty-eight hours of injury:

(a) Effects on the sensory system including numbness, tingling or loss of sensation in the body or in one or more extremities;

(b) Effects on the motor system including weakness or paralysis in one or more extremities;

(c) Effects on the visceral system including bowel or bladder dysfunction or hypotension.



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