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2017 House Bill 5218: Require disclosures for air-ambulance service

Public Act 384 of 2018

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
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. Joe Hune R-Whitmore Lake 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