Introduced by Rep. Tom Barrett R-Potterville on November 2, 2017
To require hospitals that need to transfer a non-emergency patient by ambulance to make it a wheeled vehicle, not a helicopter, unless the latter is medically necessary for the patient. The hospital would have to use a service that is covered by a patient's insurance if possible, and would be responsible for excess costs if this are related rules are not followed. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Insurance Committee on November 2, 2017
Reported in the House 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