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2017 House Bill 5217: Require disclosures for air-ambulance service

Public Act 383 of 2018

Introduced by Rep. Joseph Bellino, Jr. R-Monroe on November 2, 2017
To require hospitals that need to transfer a patient by ambulance to make it a "wheeled vehicle," not a helicopter, unless the latter is medically necessary for the patient.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Insurance Committee on November 2, 2017
Reported in the Senate on November 30, 2017
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Donna Lasinski D-Scio Township on December 5, 2017
To remove the air ambulance provisions the bill would apply to hospitals, and instead impose similar requirements on physicians.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 5, 2017
Amendment offered by Rep. Lana Theis R-Brighton on December 6, 2017
To remove a requirement that a regional "medical control authority" adopt protocols that reflect the air ambulance provisions the bill would apply to hospitals.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 6, 2017
Received in the Senate on December 12, 2017
Referred to the Senate Insurance Committee on December 12, 2017
Reported in the Senate on June 7, 2018
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered by Sen. Wayne Schmidt R-Traverse City on December 5, 2018
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 Senate on December 5, 2018
Received in the House on December 4, 2018
To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 19, 2018

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