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

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]

Download: Michigan-2017-HB4584-Engrossed.html

HB-4584, As Passed House, June 20, 2017



























     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


House Bill No. 4584 as amended June 14, 2017

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, 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. The department may make the information described in this


subdivision available by posting it on the department's website.


     (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.

[(c) It is highly recommended that a person who has received a positive test result from a test for spina bifida take another test to confirm that the person did not receive a false positive test result.]

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


educational materials on spina bifida, such as the National Spina


Bifida Association and the Centers for Disease Control and


Prevention, 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.