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2017 House Bill 4134: Prohibit mandating that licensed doctors also be “board certified”

Public Act 486 of 2018

Introduced by Rep. Edward Canfield (R) on January 31, 2017
To prohibit state licensure authorities from requiring a physician to hold one of the various professional association “board certifications.” House Bill 4135 would prohibit insurers from making reimbursements to providers contingent on family practice doctors having the certifications. Some national organizations that make money from these certifications have been advocating that states mandate them.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on January 31, 2017
Reported in the House on December 4, 2018
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 95 to 13 in the House on December 4, 2018.
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To prohibit state licensure authorities from requiring a physician to hold one of the various professional association “board certifications.” House Bill 4135 would prohibit insurers from making reimbursements to providers contingent on family practice doctors having the certifications.
Received in the Senate on December 5, 2018
Referred to the Senate Health Policy Committee on December 5, 2018
Reported in the Senate on December 12, 2018
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 24, 2018

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