Mandatory Reporting Statute
hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers and licensing authorities, when,
contents, limited use, penalty.- 1. Beginning on January 1, 1987, the chief
executive officer of any hospital or ambulatory surgical center, as such
term is defined in section 197.200, RSMo, shall report to the appropriate
health care professional licensing authority professional or the voluntary
resignation of any health care professional against whom any complaints or
reports have been made which might have led to disciplinary action.
required by this section shall be submitted within fifteen days of the final
disciplinary action and shall contain, but need not be limited to, the
The name, address
and telephone number of the person making the report;
The name, address
and telephone number of the person who is the subject of the report;
A brief description
of the facts which gave rise to the issuance of the report, including the
dates of occurrence deemed to necessitate the filing of the report;
If court action is
involved and known to the reporting agent, the identity of the court,
including the dated of filing and the docket number of the action.
Upon request, the
licensing authority may furnish a report of any disciplinary action received
by it under the provisions of this section to any of the hospitals or
ambulatory surgical centers required to report. Such licensing authority may
also furnish, upon request, a report of disciplinary action taken by the
licensing authority to any other administrative or law enforcement agency
acting within the scope of its statutory authority.
There shall be no
liability on the part of, and no cause of action of any nature shall arise
against any health care professional licensing authority or any hospital or
ambulatory surgical center required to report under this section , or any of
their agents or employees for any action taken in good faith and without
malice in carrying out the provisions of this section.
Neither a report
required to be filed under subsection 2 of this section nor the record of
any proceeding shall be used against a health care professional in any other
administrative or judicial proceeding.
Violation of any
provision of this section is an infraction.