New law aims to improve rural healthcare

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on July 15, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 15 at 4:31 PM

(KMOV.com) -- A new law announced Monday addresses the growing problem of  fewer Missouri doctors.

Last month, News 4 reported on the shortage of family doctors.  Under a law going into effect next month, physician assistants can be up to 50 miles from a supervising doctor.

And doctors will have to only spend half a day on site for every 14 days the assistant practices.

Supporters say it’s a way to provide coverage to rural areas.

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