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2002 Senate Bill 1323

Public Act 562 of 2002

Introduced by Sen. Loren Bennett (R) on May 14, 2002 To revise terms used in state statistical reporting requirements to replace the term “dead fetus” with "dead infant," and replace the term “fetal death” with "prenatal death." The bill would also require a certificate of prenatal death be given to the parents of a still-born infant, defined as a fetus that has completed at least 20 weeks of gestation or weighs at least 400 grams. Information on the prenatal death of an infant would be incorporated into the state's system of vital statistics.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Families, Mental Health & Human Services Committee on May 14, 2002
Substitute offered in the Senate on May 28, 2002 To replace the previous version of the bill with a version recommended by the committee which reported it. The substitute incorporates technical changes resulting from committee testimony and deliberation. These changes do not affect the substance of the bill as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 28, 2002
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on September 17, 2002.
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(same description)
To revise terms used in state statistical reporting requirements to replace the term “dead fetus” with "dead infant," and replace the term “fetal death” with "prenatal death." The bill would also require a certificate of prenatal death be given to the parents of a still-born infant, defined as a fetus that has completed at least 20 weeks of gestation or weighs at least 400 grams. Information on the prenatal death of an infant would be incorporated into the state's system of vital statistics.
Received in the House on September 17, 2002
Substitute offered by Rep. Scott Shackleton (R) on September 17, 2002 To replace the previous version of the bill with one which includes the “Michigan Medicaid Quality Assurance Assessment” (MMQAA) program previously included in Senate Bill 1101, but line-item vetoed by the governor after that bill was passed. The program would impose a new "bed tax" on nursing homes, hospitals, and HMOs, which is designed to allow the state to garner a greater amount of federal Medicaid dollars. These would be returned to the health providers, resulting in a net gain for most of them. The provision was vetoed after the Michigan Hospital Association went ahead with a ballot initiative to reallocate spending of Michigan's share of the national tobacco lawsuit settlement money (Proposal 02-4). For more details on the MMQAA see Senate Bills 1101 and 748, and House Bills 5103, 4373, and 4057.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on September 17, 2002
Amendment offered by Rep. Triette Reeves (D) on September 17, 2002 To require the abortion reports required by doctors for state abortion statistics to include the race of the woman.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on September 17, 2002
Passed 69 to 33 in the House on September 17, 2002.
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To replace the previous version of the bill with one which includes the “Michigan Medicaid Quality Assurance Assessment” (MMQAA) program previously included in Senate Bill 1101, but line-item vetoed by the governor after that bill was passed. The program would impose a new "bed tax" on nursing homes, hospitals, and HMOs, which is designed to allow the state to garner a greater amount of federal Medicaid dollars. These would be returned to the health providers, resulting in a net gain for most of them. The provision was vetoed after the Michigan Hospital Association went ahead with a ballot initiative to reallocate spending of Michigan's share of the national tobacco lawsuit settlement money (Proposal 02-4). For more details on the MMQAA see Senate Bills 1101 and 748, and House Bills 5103, 4373, and 4057.
Received in the Senate on September 19, 2002
Passed 26 to 9 in the Senate on September 19, 2002.
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To concur with the House-passed version of the bill. It now includes the “Michigan Medicaid Quality Assurance Assessment” (MMQAA) program previously included in Senate Bill 1101, but line-item vetoed by the governor after that bill was passed. The program would impose a new "bed tax" on nursing homes, hospitals, and HMOs, which is designed to allow the state to garner a greater amount of federal Medicaid dollars. These would be returned to the health providers, resulting in a net gain for most of them. The provision was vetoed after the Michigan Hospital Association went ahead with a ballot initiative to reallocate spending of Michigan's share of the national tobacco lawsuit settlement money (Proposal 02-4). For more details on the MMQAA see Senate Bills 1101 and 748, and House Bills 5103, 4373, and 4057.
Signed by Gov. John Engler on October 1, 2002

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