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2013 Senate Bill 577: Revise licensure discipline board procedures

Public Act 97 of 2014

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).   Official Text and Analysis.
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
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on November 7, 2013 (same description)
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).
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
Passed 109 to 1 in the House on March 18, 2014 (same description)
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).
Received in the Senate on March 19, 2014
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on March 20, 2014 To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on April 3, 2014

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