Missouri Revised Statutes Title XXXVIII. Crimes and Punishment; Peace Officers and Public Defenders § 574.200. Interference with medical assistance--medical personnel, defined

1. A person commits the offense of interference with medical assistance if he or she, while serving in his or her capacity as an employee of an abortion facility:

(1) Knowingly orders or requests medical personnel to deviate from any applicable standard of care or ordinary practice while providing medical assistance to a patient for reasons unrelated to the patient's health or welfare;  or

(2) Knowingly attempts to prevent medical personnel from providing medical assistance to a patient in accordance with all applicable standards of care or ordinary practice for reasons unrelated to the patient's health or welfare.

2. The offense of interference with medical assistance is a class A misdemeanor.

3. For purposes of this section, the term “medical personnel” shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

(1) Physicians and surgeons licensed under chapter 334;

(2) Nurses licensed under chapter 335;

(3) Emergency medical services personnel as defined in section 190.600 ;  or

(4) Any person operating under the supervision of such medical personnel.


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