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2013 House Bill 5136: Create standardized medical welfare mental health release form

Public Act 129 of 2014

  1. Introduced by Rep. Matt Lori (R) on November 6, 2013, to require the state Department of Community Health to develop a standard release form for exchanging confidential mental health and substance abuse information between any public and private agency, department, corporation, or individual involved with treatment of a person with mental health or substance abuse problems.
    • Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on November 6, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on February 25, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on March 4, 2014. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2014.
  2. Passed 110 to 0 in the House on March 5, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on March 6, 2014.
    • Referred to the Senate Health Policy Committee on March 6, 2014.
      • Reported in the Senate on March 25, 2014, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on May 14, 2014, to require the state Department of Community Health to develop a standard release form for exchanging confidential mental health and substance abuse information between any public and private agency, department, corporation, or individual involved with treatment of a person with mental health or substance abuse problems.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on May 22, 2014.

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