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

Public Act 129 of 2014

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.   Official Text and Analysis.
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
Passed 110 to 0 in the House on March 5, 2014 (same description)
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.
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.
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on May 14, 2014 (same description)
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.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on May 22, 2014

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