1.  A person commits the offense of interference with medical assistance if he or she, while serving in his or her capacity as an employee of an abortion facility:

 (1)  Knowingly orders or requests medical personnel to deviate from any applicable standard of care or ordinary practice while providing medical assistance to a patient for reasons unrelated to the patient’s health or welfare; or

Terms Used In Missouri Laws 574.200

  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of the statutes, mean the section next preceding or next following that in which the reference is made, unless some other section is expressly designated in the reference. See Missouri Laws 1.020
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, and to partnerships and other unincorporated associations. See Missouri Laws 1.020

 (2)  Knowingly attempts to prevent medical personnel from providing medical assistance to a patient in accordance with all applicable standards of care or ordinary practice for reasons unrelated to the patient’s health or welfare.

 2.  The offense of interference with medical assistance is a class A misdemeanor.

 3.  For purposes of this section, the term “medical personnel” shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

 (1)  Physicians and surgeons licensed under chapter 334;

 (2)  Nurses licensed under chapter 335;

 (3)  Emergency medical services personnel as defined in section 190.600; or

 (4)  Any person operating under the supervision of such medical personnel.