Mo. Gov. Nixon signs various measures into law - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Mo. Gov. Nixon signs various measures into law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation requiring all Missouri colleges and universities to develop screening programs for tuberculosis.

The bill provides for targeted testing to identify those at high risk for latent infection and for developing the disease. It also would determine those who would benefit from treatment.

The measure was one of several signed by the governor Wednesday.

Another bill will let pharmacists dispense a small, emergency dose of prescription medicine if the prescribing doctor is unavailable. The pharmacist must believe that depriving a patient of the medication would cause health problems, and the medication cannot be a controlled substance.

Other legislation signed Wednesday includes a designation of May as "Motorcycle Awareness Month" in Missouri.

Bills signed into law:

SB33, SB36, SB72, SB121, SB197, HB133, HB315, HB656

Online:

Nixon: http://www.gov.mo.gov

Legislature: http://www.moga.mo.gov

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Heartland NewsNewsMore>>

  • 2 in custody after shooting in Scott Co., MO

    2 in custody after shooting in Scott Co., MO

    Monday, April 23 2018 10:43 PM EDT2018-04-24 02:43:52 GMT
    Sheriff Wes Drury confirms two males are in custody after an early morning shooting that happened on Monday, April 23. (Source: Scott Co. Sheriff's Office)Sheriff Wes Drury confirms two males are in custody after an early morning shooting that happened on Monday, April 23. (Source: Scott Co. Sheriff's Office)

    Sheriff Wes Drury confirms two males are in custody after an early morning shooting that happened on Monday, April 23. (Source: Scott Co. Sheriff's Office)

    Sheriff Wes Drury confirms two males are in custody after an early morning shooting that happened on Monday, April 23. (Source: Scott Co. Sheriff's Office)

  • First Alert: Rain to weaken, evening temps in 50s

    First Alert: Rain to weaken, evening temps in 50s

    Monday, April 23 2018 10:13 PM EDT2018-04-24 02:13:16 GMT
    Fog impact on Tuesday (Source: KFVS)Fog impact on Tuesday (Source: KFVS)

    Rain and any storms will weaken this evening and stay cloudy.

    Rain and any storms will weaken this evening and stay cloudy.

  • Southern IL pharmacist talks rising drug costs

    Southern IL pharmacist talks rising drug costs

    Monday, April 23 2018 9:36 PM EDT2018-04-24 01:36:12 GMT
    The bill will help protect someone with state insurance or Medicaid on a generic drug prescription from an immediate or rapid increase by the manufacturer.  (Source: Pixabay)The bill will help protect someone with state insurance or Medicaid on a generic drug prescription from an immediate or rapid increase by the manufacturer. (Source: Pixabay)

    The Illinois House of Representatives recently passed HB4900 that created the Illinois Generic Drug Pricing Fairness Act.

    The Illinois House of Representatives recently passed HB4900 that created the Illinois Generic Drug Pricing Fairness Act.

Powered by Frankly