Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 191
Health and Welfare
Section 191.668

August 28, 2013


Department of health and senior services and department of elementary and secondary education to prepare education programs, contents.

191.668. 1. The department of health and senior services shall prepare public education and awareness plans and programs for the general public, and the department of elementary and secondary education shall prepare educational programs for public schools, regarding means of transmission and prevention and treatment of the HIV virus. The plans and programs shall include, but not be limited to:

(1) Medically correct, age specific, transmission and prevention programs for use at the discretion of the public schools beginning with students at the sixth grade level. The educational programs shall stress moral responsibility in and restraint from sexual activity and avoidance of controlled substance use whereby HIV can be transmitted;

(2) Risk reduction programs for specific populations at high risk of HIV infection;

(3) Educational programs on transmission and prevention of HIV infection in the workplace for use by employers;

(4) Personal protection procedures for use by health care providers and others in close contact with potentially infected individuals;

(5) General public information programs and circulars containing factual information that will allow the public at large to assess its risk and develop informed individual judgment and behavior. The department shall prepare for free distribution among the residents of the state printed information concerning the means of transmission of the HIV virus, the dangers from HIV infection, means of prevention, and the necessity for testing; and

(6) Develop presentations for community service and school organizations describing the medical and psychosocial aspects of HIV infection, including information on how infection is transmitted and can be prevented.

2. None of the plans, programs or printed information prepared or provided under this section shall promote behavior that is an offense in violation of chapter 566 concerning sexual offenses; is an offense involving the use of a controlled substance as defined in chapter 195; is an offense in violation of section 568.020 concerning incest; or is an offense in violation of any city, county or state law prohibiting prostitution or patronizing prostitution.

(L. 1988 H.B. 1151 & 1044 7)

Effective 6-1-88


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