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2015 House Bill 4598: Impose licensure on midwives

Public Act 417 of 2016

Introduced by Rep. Edward McBroom (R) on May 14, 2015
To impose a state licensure mandate on midwives, including regulations and license fees.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on May 14, 2015
Reported in the House on September 16, 2015
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Edward McBroom (R) on December 3, 2015
To give healthcare providers immunity from liability from midwife actions, and specify a "informed consent" standard for clients.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 3, 2015
Passed 79 to 25 in the House on December 3, 2015.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To impose a state licensure mandate on midwives, including regulations and a $200 annual license fee.
Received in the Senate on December 8, 2015
Referred to the Senate Health Policy Committee on December 8, 2015
Reported in the Senate on December 7, 2016
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-5) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on December 14, 2016
To add liability exemptions related to midwife care; require state health officials to create an official definition of "normal" pregnancy; revise details of a proposed licensure board and more.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 14, 2016
Passed 36 to 1 in the Senate on December 14, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To impose a state licensure mandate on midwives, including regulations and a $200 annual license fee.
Received in the House on December 15, 2016
Passed 81 to 27 in the House on December 15, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 3, 2017

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