The MHA serves as the unified voice of its members before the Michigan Legislature. Staff members often work with bill sponsors and testify before legislative committees to explain how proposed laws will affect hospitals and healthcare in the state.

Information on healthcare bills proposed during the current legislative session can be located below by searching for the topic or the bill number.

For a summary of healthcare legislation tracked by the MHA during the 2015-2016 legislative session, please click the button below.

2015-2016 MHA Legislative Session in Review

MHA Bill Tracking Information

Bill Number Bill Title & Description Bill Status MHA Position
SB 168
Auto Theft Prevention Authority (Commercial Vehicles)
Rick Jones (R) - Expands auto theft prevention authority assessment to commercial vehicles
Senate Insurance
SB 66 Background Check on Healthcare Workers
Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D) - Removes conditional employment status for healthcare employees before their criminal background check is completed and before results of the check are received by their workplace
Senate Health Policy
HB 4019 Contraception Coverage
Pam Faris (D) - Requires reimbursement for dispensing of a 365-day supply of covered prescription contraception
House Insurance
HB 4074 Coverage of Opioid Analgesics
Klint Kesto (R) - Requires abuse deterrent opioid analgesic drug coverage
House Insurance
SB 37 E-cigs sale to Minors
Rick Jones (R) - Prohibits sale of electronic cigarette or any oral device that provides vapor nicotine to minors.
Senate Regulatory Reform
SB 29
SB 30
SB 31
SB 32
HICA Alternative Package
Ken Horn (R) - Creates a new version of the Medicaid managed care use tax and changes the Health Care Claims Assessment (HICA) sunset from July 1, 2020, to May 31, 2017.
Senate Health Policy
HB 4238 House Proposal for Department of Health and Human Services Budget
Edward Canfield (R) - Proposal for the state department of health and human services for fiscal year 2018
House Appropriations
HB 4001 Income Tax Rollback
Lee Chatfield (R) - Reduces the state income tax rate through an initial rate reduction to 3.9%, followed by annual rate reductions of one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) until the rate reaches zero in 2057 
Defeated on House Floor
HB 4066
HB 4067
Interstate Medical Licensure Compact
Jim Tedder (R) - Provides an expedited pathway for qualified physicians to obtain licenses to practice in multiple states
House Health Policy Support
SB 57 Lead Poisoning Commission
Jim Ananich (D) - Establishes a childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Control Commission
Senate Government Operations
HB 4051 Lead Screening In Children
Andy Schor (D) - Requires annual lead screening test for certain children enrolled in Medicaid and MIChild.
House Health Policy
SB 28 Liability for Drugs Approved by FDA
Steve Bieda (D) - Rescinds the limitation on liability for drugs that have been approved by federal Food and Drug Administration. 
Senate Judiciary
SB 47 MAPS Reporting Requirement
Dale Zorn (R) - Requires the dispensing or administration of  buprenorphine or a drug containing buprenorphine and methadone to be reported into MAPS expect in the ER, hospice or hospital inpatient setting.
Senate Health Policy
HB 4049 MCCA Rate Setting Disclosure
Patrick Green (R) - Requires the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association to disclose actuarial computation used in rate setting
House Insurance
HB 4170
HB 4171
HB 4173
HB 4174
MI-POST Package
Jim Tedder (R) - Package of bills revising guidelines surrounding physician orders for scope of treatment (POST) forms
House Health Policy Support
HB 4088 Penalty Changes for Failing to Stop for EMT
Kevin Hertel (D) - Amends penalties for the crime of failing to yield or stop for approaching authorized emergency vehicles thereby causing injury or death to emergency personnel 
House Law and Justice
HB 4134 Physician MOC For License Renewal
Ed Canfield (R) -  Prohibits continuing certification requirements for physicians as basis for license or renewal 
House Health Policy No Position
HB 4135 Physician MOC for Reimbursement
Ed Canfield (R) - Prohibits insurers or health maintenance organizations from requiring physicians to hold certain certification before paying or reimbursing claims (other than licensure)
House Health Policy No Position
SB 166
SB 167
Running MAPS Reports
Tonya Schuitmaker (R) - Requires running a Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) report before prescribing or dispensing schedule II-V controlled substances to a patient unless dispensing occurs in the oncology department.
Senate Health Policy
SB 135 Senate Proposal for Department of Health and Human Services Budget
Jim Marleau (R) - Proposal for the state department of health and human services for fiscal year 2018
Senate Appropriations
SB 130 Senate Proposal for Omnibus State Budget
Dave Hildenbrand (R) - Funding proposals for all state departments for fiscal year 2018
Senate Appropriations
SB 33 Violence Against Healthcare Workers
Ken Horn (R) - Expands crime of assaulting a person performing job-related duties to include emergency and operating room personnel
Senate Floor Support

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