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  191.300.  Definitions. — As used in sections 191.300 to 191.380, the following terms mean:

  (1)  "Committee", the Missouri genetic disease advisory committee;

  (2)  "Cystic fibrosis", a serious lung problem of children; an inherited disorder which produces chronic involvement of the respiratory and digestive systems;

  (3)  "Department", the department of health and senior services;

  (4)  "Director", the director of the state department of health and senior services;

  (5)  "Genetic counseling", the provision and interpretation of medical information based on expanding knowledge of human genetics;

  (6)  "Genetic disorders", abnormalities of structure, function, or body metabolism which may be inherited or may result from damage to the fetus;

  (7)  "Genetic screening", the search through testing for persons with genetic disorders;

  (8)  "Health care professional", a physician or other health care practitioner licensed, accredited, or certified by the state of Missouri to perform specified health services;

  (9)  "Health care services", services for the diagnosis, treatment, cure, or relief of a health condition, illness, injury, or disease;

  (10)  "Hemophilia", a bleeding tendency resulting from a genetically determined deficiency factor in the blood;

  (11)  "Outreach clinics", medical clinics which provide genetic diagnosis and counseling at sites away from the tertiary genetic centers;

  (12)  "Program", the genetic program authorized by the provisions of sections 191.300 to 191.331, 191.340, and 191.365 to 191.380;

  (13)  "Sickle cell anemia", a blood disease characterized by the presence of crescent shaped or sickle shaped erythrocytes in peripheral blood, excessive hemolysis, and active hematopoiesis, resulting from a genetic defect;

  (14)  "Sickle cell trait", the healthy state wherein one carries the gene for sickle cell and could possibly pass that gene to his offspring;

  (15)  "Tertiary genetic centers", permanent genetic divisions that provide comprehensive diagnostic treatment and counseling services.


(L. 1985 H.B. 612, A.L. 2007 H.B. 948)

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