Hospitals

Missouri’s hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers are inspected annually by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.  Inspectors also investigate complaints to ensure standards of care and treatment are being met.

Health care-associated infections are a significant problem in hospitals and other health care settings. These infections can be serious, increasing the cost and length of hospital stays and even threatening lives. Missouri law requires hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers to report specific categories of heath care-acquired infections to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. These reports give consumers access to important information about health care facilities in their area and across the state.

Drug Dispensing Professionals – are individuals and firms who prescribe, dispense or otherwise conduct activities which involve controlled substances must obtain a BNDD license.  Applications and renewals are made through the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.