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  191.594.  Citation of law — prevalence of depression and suicide study — prohibited acts — definitions. — 1.  Sections 191.594 to 191.596 shall be known and may be cited as the "Show-Me Compassionate Medical Education Act".

  2.  No medical school in this state shall prohibit, discourage, or otherwise restrict a medical student organization or medical organization from undertaking or conducting a study of the prevalence of depression and suicide or other mental health issues among medical students.  No medical school in this state shall penalize, discipline, or otherwise take any adverse action against a student or a medical student organization in connection with such student's or medical student organization's participation in, planning, or conducting a study of the prevalence of depression and suicide or other mental health issues among medical students.

  3.  For purposes of this section, the following terms shall mean:

  (1)  "Medical organization" includes, but is not limited to, organizations such as the Missouri State Medical Association and the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons;

  (2)  "Medical school", any allopathic or osteopathic school of medicine in this state;

  (3)  "Medical student organization" includes, but is not limited to, organizations such as the American Medical Student Association, the Student Osteopathic Medical Association, and any medical student section of a medical organization.

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(L. 2017 S.B. 52)

Effective 7-07-17


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