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2015 Senate Bill 64: Replace detailed nursing home regulations with "best practices" guidelines

Public Act 155 of 2015

Introduced by Sen. Goeff Hansen (R) on January 29, 2015
To repeal sections of the extensive regulatory regime imposed on nursing homes, and instead establish that patient care policies, compliance procedures, outcome measures and more should be based on nationally recognized, evidence-based guidelines or best-practices (rather than detailed regulations promulgated by government agencies).   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Families, Seniors & Human Services Committee on January 29, 2015
Reported in the Senate on April 14, 2015
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the House on April 21, 2015
Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on April 21, 2015
Reported in the House on June 9, 2015
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Mike Callton (R) on September 17, 2015
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on September 17, 2015
Amendment offered by Rep. Robert Wittenberg (D) on September 17, 2015
To establish that if the treatment protocols the bill would authorized conflict with Medicare and Medicaid rules the latter prevail.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on September 17, 2015
Received in the Senate on September 29, 2015
Received in the House on September 29, 2015
Moved to reconsider by Rep. Aric Nesbitt (R) on September 29, 2015
The vote by which the House passed the bill.
The motion passed by voice vote in the House on September 29, 2015
Substitute offered by Rep. Mike Callton (R) on September 29, 2015
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on September 29, 2015
Received in the Senate on September 30, 2015
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on September 30, 2015.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on October 19, 2015

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