Governor Matt Blunt has signed three more bills from the 2006 legislative session. Senate Bill 616 relates to residential and assisted living facilities for senior citizens. It protects seniors’ choices about their living arrangements as they age and ensures seniors will be able to choose a long term care facility that maximizes their quality of life. House Bill 1440 sets up a trust fund for taxpayers to designate a portion of their tax refund to the Missouri Cervical Cancer Awareness and Treatment Program. The Program will help increase awareness and distribute information about cervical cancer. House Bill 1837 aims to help stabilize the medical malpractice insurance market in Missouri by providing new tools for the State Department of Insurance to monitor and evaluate market stability. It also enacts new provisions requiring insurers to provide appropriate notification for significant policy and rate changes.
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