Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 334
Physicians and Surgeons--Therapists--Athletic Trainers--Health Care
Section 334.010

August 28, 2014


Unauthorized practice of medicine and surgery prohibited--practice of medicine across state lines, definition.

334.010. 1. It shall be unlawful for any person not now a registered physician within the meaning of the law to practice medicine or surgery in any of its departments, to engage in the practice of medicine across state lines or to profess to cure and attempt to treat the sick and others afflicted with bodily or mental infirmities, or engage in the practice of midwifery in this state, except as herein provided.

2. For the purposes of this chapter, the "practice of medicine across state lines" shall mean:

(1) The rendering of a written or otherwise documented medical opinion concerning the diagnosis or treatment of a patient within this state by a physician located outside this state as a result of transmission of individual patient data by electronic or other means from within this state to such physician or physician's agent; or

(2) The rendering of treatment to a patient within this state by a physician located outside this state as a result of transmission of individual patient data by electronic or other means from within this state to such physician or physician's agent.

3. A physician located outside of this state shall not be required to obtain a license when:

(1) In consultation with a physician licensed to practice medicine in this state; and

(2) The physician licensed in this state retains ultimate authority and responsibility for the diagnosis or diagnoses and treatment in the care of the patient located within this state; or

(3) Evaluating a patient or rendering an oral, written or otherwise documented medical opinion, or when providing testimony or records for the purpose of any civil or criminal action before any judicial or administrative proceeding of this state or other forum in this state; or

(4) Participating in a utilization review pursuant to section 376.1350.

(RSMo 1939 § 9981, A.L. 1959 S.B. 50 § 18, A.L. 1998 H.B. 1601, et al.)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 9111; 1919 § 7330; 1909 § 8311


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