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Missouri

Missouri State Resources:

1. State Insurance Commissioner:

Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions & Professional Registration

2. State Medical Board:

The mission of the State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts is to protect the citizens of the state through the licensing of physicians and other health designated professionals, assessing their competence to practice and their moral character. It is also the board’s duty to investigate all complaints against its licensees in a fair and equitable manner.

3. State Minority Office:

The Minority Health Alliances serve as a voice of advocacy and advice for the community in identifying and improving minority health status; serve with the purpose of establishing and maintaining meaningful communication on minority health issues; and to develop and submit specific recommendations to the Department of Health and Senior Services that will have a positive impact on minority health and wellness disparities at the local level and statewide.

4. State Nursing Board:

For information on licensure and how to file a complaint.

5. State Midwifery Organization:

Missouri Midwives Association (MMA) is a professional organization dedicated to promotion, protection, support and education for midwives in Missouri. Membership is open to all midwives, aspiring midwives, friends and supporters.

6. State Friends of Midwives site:

Friends of Missouri Midwives is a community of consumers, and we would love for you to become a part of our community! We have a network of local groups that work together. We are glad to answer your questions, and would appreciate your involvement in working to increase childbirth options in Missouri.

7. State Healthy Start or Associated Improved Pregnancy Program/Director’s email:

http://www.dss.mo.gov/fsd/msmcp.htm

There are 3 separate regions in Missouri that cover the whole state.

Kansas City Healthy Start
Jean Craig, Project Director (816) 283-6242 x225, jcraig@mchc.net

Portageville/Bootheel Healthy Start
Cynthia Dean, Project Director (573) 379-2020 Ext. 327, Toll Free: 1 (888) 317-4949cdean@mbrcinc.org

St. Louis Maternal, Child and Family Health Coalition – St. Louis Healthy Start
Sandii Handrick, Project Director (314) 289-5680, shandrick@stl-mcfhc.org
For an interested mom, call (314)544-3433

8. State Pregnant Patient’s Bill of Rights or Patient’s Bill of Rights:

http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fpc/consumerinfo/mn_pts_rights_eng_reg.pdf

9. State Medicaid Complaint Information:

Medicaid Fraud Control Information

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