Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 383
Malpractice Insurance

August 28, 2016
Physicians or surgeons on staff of certain hospitals to furnish malpractice insurance, exceptions.

383.500. 1. Beginning on January 1, 1987, any physician or surgeon who is on the medical staff of any hospital located in a county which has a population of more than seventy-five thousand inhabitants shall, as a condition to his admission to or retention on the hospital medical staff, furnish satisfactory evidence of a medical malpractice insurance policy of at least five hundred thousand dollars. The provisions of this section shall not apply to physicians or surgeons who:

(1) Limit their practice exclusively to patients seen or treated at the hospital; and

(2) Are insured exclusively under the hospital's policy of insurance or the hospital's self-insurance program.

2. This section shall not in any way limit or restrict the authority of any hospital in this state to issue rules or regulations requiring physicians or other health care professionals to carry minimum levels of professional liability insurance as a condition of membership on a hospital medical staff.

(L. 1986 S.B. 663 § 3)

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