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  191.240.  Patient examinations, limitation on performance of, when — notice — violation, sanction of license. — 1.  For purposes of this section, the following terms mean:

  (1)  "Health care provider", the same meaning given to the term in section 191.900;

  (2)  "Patient examination", a prostate, anal, or pelvic examination.

  2.  A health care provider, or any student or trainee under the supervision of a health care provider, shall not knowingly perform a patient examination upon an anesthetized or unconscious patient in a health care facility unless:

  (1)  The patient or a person authorized to make health care decisions for the patient has given specific informed consent to the patient examination for nonmedical purposes;

  (2)  The patient examination is necessary for diagnostic or treatment purposes;

  (3)  The collection of evidence through a forensic examination, as defined in and under subsection 8 of section 595.220, for a suspected sexual assault on the anesthetized or unconscious patient is necessary because the evidence will be lost or because the patient is unable to give informed consent due to a medical condition; or

  (4)  Circumstances are present that and which imply consent, as described in section 431.063.

  3.  A health care provider shall notify a patient of any patient examination performed under subdivisions (2) to (4) of subsection 2 of this section if the patient is unable to give verbal or written consent.

  4.  A health care provider who violates the provisions of this section, or who supervises a student or trainee who violates the provisions of this section, shall be subject to discipline by any licensing board that licenses the health care provider.


(L. 2023 H.B. 402 merged with S.B. 45 & 90 merged with S.B. 106)

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