Bill Text: MI HB4584 | 2017-2018 | 99th Legislature | Introduced

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Bill Title: Health; occupations; requirement for medical provider to provide information concerning resources available to the parent of a newborn child with spina bifida; provide for. Amends 1978 PA 368 (MCL 333.1101 - 333.25211) by adding sec. 5822.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed - Dead) 2017-06-21 - Referred To Committee On Health Policy [HB4584 Detail]

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May 4, 2017, Introduced by Reps. Vaupel, Sheppard, Canfield, Lucido, Faris and Runestad and referred to the Committee on Health Policy.


     A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled


"Public health code,"


(MCL 333.1101 to 333.25211) by adding section 5822.




     Sec. 5822. (1) Upon receipt of a positive prenatal or


postnatal test result or diagnosis of spina bifida, a health


facility or agency licensed under article 17 or a physician, health


care provider, nurse midwife, or genetic counselor that renders


prenatal care, postnatal care, or genetic counseling, shall give


the expectant or new parent the information provided by the


department and described in subsection (2).


     (2) The department shall make available to any person who


renders prenatal care, postnatal care, or genetic counseling to


parents who receive a prenatal or postnatal diagnosis of spina


bifida and to any person who has received a positive test result

from a test for spina bifida, all of the following:


     (a) Up-to-date, evidence-based, written information about


spina bifida that has been reviewed by medical experts and spina


bifida organizations, including information on physical,


developmental, educational, and psychosocial outcomes, life


expectancy, clinical course, intellectual and functional


development, and treatment options.


     (b) Contact information regarding support programs and


services that may be available to expectant and new parents of


children with spina bifida, including information hotlines specific


to spina bifida, resource centers or clearinghouses, and national


and local spina bifida organizations.


     (3) The department shall post links to credible sources of


educational materials on spina bifida, such as the National Spina


Bifida Association, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,


and the March of Dimes, on the department's website.


     (4) As used in this section, "spina bifida" means a congenital


malformation of the bone in the vertebral column that exposes the


spinal cord, which is caused by incomplete closing of the embryonic


neural tube.


     Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days


after the date it is enacted into law.