state laws at your finger tips
in concise, plain language
Legislation watch

2013 House Bill 4962: Mandate SIDS information distribution & parent acknowledgement

Public Act 122 of 2014

Introduced by Rep. Gail Haines (R) on September 10, 2013 To mandate that hospitals give mothers a copy of a pamphlet on the risk factors of sudden infant death syndrome and sudden unexpected infant death ( SIDS and SUID) and require parents to sign a statement acknowledging that they were given the pamphlet. This would also apply to a health professional in charge of a birth outside of a hospital or “in charge of the care of a newborn.” The Department of Community Health would be responsible for producing the pamphlets, and for producing a “safe sleep” video.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on September 10, 2013
Reported in the House on October 8, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on November 6, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on November 6, 2013
Amendment offered by Rep. Gail Haines (R) on February 18, 2014 To remove a provision requiring parents to sign a statement that they have received the mandated informational material.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 18, 2014
Amendment offered by Rep. Lisa Lyons (R) on February 18, 2014 To remove a provision requiring parents to sign a statement that they have received the mandated informational material.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 18, 2014
Passed 105 to 3 in the House on February 18, 2014 To mandate that hospitals give mothers a copy of a pamphlet on the risk factors of sudden infant death syndrome and sudden unexpected infant death (SIDS and SUID). This would also apply to a health professional in charge of a birth or a newborn's care outside of a hospital. The Department of Community Health would be responsible for producing the pamphlets and related material.
Received in the Senate on February 19, 2014
Referred to the Senate Health Policy Committee on February 19, 2014
Reported in the Senate on April 22, 2014 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on April 24, 2014 (same description)
To mandate that hospitals give mothers a copy of a pamphlet on the risk factors of sudden infant death syndrome and sudden unexpected infant death (SIDS and SUID). This would also apply to a health professional in charge of a birth or a newborn's care outside of a hospital. The Department of Community Health would be responsible for producing the pamphlets and related material.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on May 14, 2014

Comments