Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 191
Health and Welfare
Section 191.650

August 28, 2014


Definitions.

191.650. As used in sections 191.650 to 191.698*, the following terms mean:

(1) "Disclose", to disclose, to release, transfer, disseminate or otherwise communicate all or any part of any record orally, in writing, or by electronic means to any person or entity;

(2) "HBV", the hepatitis B virus;

(3) "Health care facilities", those licensed under chapters 197 and 198;

(4) "Health care professional", a member of the professional groups regulated by chapters 330, 332, and 335, and sections 334.010 to 334.210**;

(5) "HIV", the human immunodeficiency virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome;

(6) "HIV infection", the pathological state of the human body in response to HIV;

(7) "HIV sampling", taking or ordering the taking of any biological specimen from an individual for the purpose of subjecting such specimen to analysis to determine the presence of HIV or infection;

(8) "HIV testing", performing a serological test or other tests upon a biological specimen to determine the presence of HIV or its antibodies in the specimen following HIV sampling;

(9) "Invasive procedures", those surgical or obstetric procedures that involve surgical entry into tissues, cavities, or organs and dental procedures involving manipulation, cutting, or removal of oral or perioral tissues, including tooth structure. Routine health care procedures such as physical examinations, blood pressure checks, eye examination, or oral, rectal or vaginal examinations are not considered as invasive procedures;

(10) "Person", private individuals and private and public bodies politic and corporate, partnerships, trusts, and unincorporated associations and their officers, directors, agents, or employees.

(L. 1988 H.B. 1151 & 1044 § 1, A.L. 1992 S.B. 511 & 556, A.L. 1996 S.B. 858)

*Section 191.698 was repealed by S.B. 19 § A, 1989.

**Section 334.210 was repealed by S.B. 50 § A, 1959.


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