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2013 Senate Bill 577: Revise licensure discipline board procedures

Public Act 97 of 2014

  1. Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on October 2, 2013, to require (rather than just “allow”) the state agency in charge of occupational licensure in the health care field to investigate allegations that grounds exist for disciplinary action against a health care professional. Also, to explicitly include any conduct with a patient that is sexual in any way in the grounds for investigation and disciplinary action, and increase potential administrative penalties (in addition to any criminal sanctions a prosecutor may seek).
    • Referred to the Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing Committee on October 2, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on October 31, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on November 6, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 6, 2013.
  2. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on November 7, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on November 7, 2013.
    • Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on November 7, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on February 25, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on March 13, 2014. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 13, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Hugh Crawford (R) on March 13, 2014, to clarify that certain violations require a sanction of permanent license revocation. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 13, 2014.
  4. Passed 109 to 1 in the House on March 18, 2014, to require (rather than just “allow”) the state agency in charge of occupational licensure in the health care field to investigate allegations that grounds exist for disciplinary action against a health care professional. Also, to explicitly include any conduct with a patient that is sexual in any way in the grounds for investigation and disciplinary action, and increase potential administrative penalties (in addition to any criminal sanctions a prosecutor may seek).
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on March 19, 2014.
  6. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on March 20, 2014, to concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on April 3, 2014.

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