Statute Defined

  • A formal decision enacted and established by the will of the legislature declaring, commanding, or prohibiting something and expressed according to the forms necessary to constitute it the law of the state

  • See also "How a Bill Becomes a Law" at or "The Legislative Process in Missouri" at http//

  • Is published in Missouri by the Joint Committee on Legislative Research in the Revised Statutes of Missouri (RSMo)

  • Statutes that apply to "Nurses" in this state are found in the State of Missouri Nursing Practice Act, Chapter 335, though statutes found in other chapters of the Revised Statutes of Missouri may also apply to the practice of registered professional nurses and licensed practical nurses.