Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 191
Health and Welfare
Section 191.375

August 28, 2014

Cystic fibrosis, program for care and treatment--financial assistance, when.

191.375. 1. The department shall establish a program for early and accurate diagnosis of persons suspected of having cystic fibrosis to avoid increasing lung damage and death as a result of delayed diagnosis.

2. The department shall also establish a program for the care and treatment of persons of low and moderate income with cystic fibrosis who require quality medical care, which includes continuous drug therapy and physician supervision, special inhalation equipment and treatment, but who are unable to pay for the entire cost of such services so as to avoid frequent hospitalizations which become necessary whenever lapses in medical care occur.

3. State assistance pursuant to subsection 1 of this section shall be available to an applicant only after he has shown that he has exhausted all benefits from insurance coverage, Medicare, Medicaid, and other government assistance programs, and private charitable assistance programs.

(L. 1985 H.B. 612)

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