Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 191
Health and Welfare
Section 191.703

August 28, 2014

Death of patient with infectious or contagious disease, notification to funeral director or coroner.

191.703. A licensed health care facility that treats a patient having HIV or HBV infection or any other reportable infectious or contagious disease as defined by the department of health and senior services shall notify the funeral establishment personnel, coroner or medical examiner involved of such disease prior to the removal of the patient, when deceased, from the licensed health care facility. Notification shall be conducted in a manner that protects the confidentiality of the deceased patient.

(L. 1993 S.B. 233)

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