334.157. The state board of registration for the healing arts, in consultation with the department of health and senior services, shall promulgate rules and regulations requiring physicians to:
(1) Administer hepatitis B vaccine and immunoglobulin to neonates in keeping with standards of current medical practice in any instance in which the blood test for hepatitis B performed in accordance with section 210.030 indicates the neonate has been exposed or is at risk of exposure to hepatitis B; and
(2) Recommend to the parents or legal guardians of any neonate who is not found to have been exposed or at risk of exposure to hepatitis B that the neonate receive hepatitis B vaccine in accordance with standards of current medical practice, upon receipt of informed written consent of the parents or legal guardians.
(L. 1993 H.B. 522 § 3)
Missouri General Assembly