Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 192
Department of Health and Senior Services
Section 192.020

August 28, 2013


To safeguard the health of the people of Missouri--certain diseases to be included on communicable or infectious disease list.

192.020. 1. It shall be the general duty and responsibility of the department of health and senior services to safeguard the health of the people in the state and all its subdivisions. It shall make a study of the causes and prevention of diseases. It shall designate those diseases which are infectious, contagious, communicable or dangerous in their nature and shall make and enforce adequate orders, findings, rules and regulations to prevent the spread of such diseases and to determine the prevalence of such diseases within the state. It shall have power and authority, with approval of the director of the department, to make such orders, findings, rules and regulations as will prevent the entrance of infectious, contagious and communicable diseases into the state.

2. The department of health and senior services shall include in its list of communicable or infectious diseases which must be reported to the department methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE).

(RSMo 1939 9735, 9736, A.L. 1945 p. 945 14, A.L. 1951 p. 784, A.L. 2004 S.B. 1279)

Prior revisions: 1929 9015, 9016; 1919 5772, 5773; 1909 6653


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