WHEREAS, the Missouri Commission on Patient Safety (Commission) was established by Executive Order 03-16; and
WHEREAS, Executive Order 04-07 amended the membership of the Commission and superseded and rescinded Executive Order 03-16; and
WHEREAS, the purpose of the Commission was to study and recommend measures to improve medical outcomes, prevent errors, upgrade health care delivery systems, and improve education of medical providers and patients, all with the goal of reducing preventable medical errors and reducing medical malpractice claims; and
WHEREAS, the Commission was tasked with reporting its recommendations to the Governor by July 1, 2004; and
WHEREAS, the Commission reported recommendations to the Governor in 2004; and
WHEREAS, one of the Commission’s recommendations was the creation of the Missouri Center for Patient Safety; and
WHEREAS, in response to the Commission’s recommendation, the Missouri Center for Patient Safety was established as a nonprofit corporation in 2005, with the mission of providing solutions and resources to improve patient safety and the quality of health care delivery by collaborating with health care providers, physicians, purchasers, consumers, and government; and
WHEREAS, the Commission has completed its mission and has not met since 2004.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JEREMIAH W. (JAY) NIXON, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, by the virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the State of Missouri, do hereby rescind Executive Order 04-07, thereby terminating the Missouri Commission on Patient Safety.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson, on this 15th day of January, 2010.