Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 191
Health and Welfare
Section 191.630

August 28, 2013


191.630. As used in sections 191.630 and 191.631, the following terms mean:

(1) "Care provider", a person who is employed as an emergency medical care provider, firefighter, or police officer;

(2) "Contagious or infectious disease", hepatitis in any form and any other communicable disease as defined in section 192.800, except AIDS or HIV infection as defined in section 191.650, determined to be life-threatening to a person exposed to the disease as established by rules adopted by the department, in accordance with guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the Department of Health and Human Services;

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

(4) "Emergency medical care provider", a licensed or certified person trained to provide emergency and nonemergency medical care as a first responder, EMT-B, EMT-I, or EMT-P as defined in section 190.100, or other certification or licensure levels adopted by rule of the department;

(5) "Exposure", a specific eye, mouth, other mucous membrane, nonintact skin, or parenteral contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials that results from the performance of an employee's duties;

(6) "HIV", the same meaning as defined in section 191.650;

(7) "Hospital", the same meaning as defined in section 197.020.

(L. 2002 S.B. 1107, A.L. 2010 H.B. 1977)

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