House approves Whiteford plan setting information standards for invasive medical treatments

The state House today approved State Rep. Mary Whiteford’s legislation to set specific standards for invasive medical procedures while expanding record retention requirements for such examinations. “A child’s safety is crucial to every parent. It should be just as important to every medical professional to share that responsibility,” said Whiteford, a registered nurse. “The specific…

Rep. Whiteford bill addresses rural broadband needs

State Rep. Mary Whiteford today offered testimony before the House Communications and Technology Committee on her plan to assist communities to fund broadband access to residents and businesses. House Bill 5670, the “Broadband Investment Act”, creates a seven-member board made up of individuals representing townships, counties and telecommunication providers. The team will be tasked with…

Rep. Whiteford to host local office hours

State Rep. Mary Whiteford today announced plans to meet with Allegan County residents during her scheduled office hours. Office hours will take place on Friday, May 18 at Allegan County Transportation, 750 Airway Drive in Allegan from 9 to 10:30 a.m. “Engaging with residents in a casual setting is a great way to foster dialog…

Legislation increases transparency in prescription drug costs

Whiteford: It’s time to level the playing field State Rep. Mary Whiteford today introduced a bill to protect consumers from skyrocketing prescription drug costs. According to Whiteford, there’s a lack of transparency when it comes to the powerful companies that manage drug benefits for insurers and employers and the prices they negotiate. Many of these…

Noble testifies on bill to revoke medical licenses for misconduct

Legislation is part of House package in response to the Larry Nassar scandal PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jeff Noble today spoke before the House Law and Justice Committee, supporting his plan to revoke a medical professional’s license if they are convicted of sexually abusing a patient under the guise of a medical procedure.

Rep. Whiteford testifies on need for specific standards on invasive medical treatments

PHOTO INORMATION: State Rep. Mary Whiteford, of Casco Township, today testified on her legislation to set standards for sensitive medical procedures while expanding record retention requirements to 15 years for such examinations in order to protect patients. Her comments came during a House Law and Justice Committee hearing reviewing legislation in response to a House…

Rep. Whiteford plans consumer education forum on identity theft

State Rep. Mary Whiteford has scheduled a consumer education event in partnership with the Michigan Attorney General’s Office to educate residents on identity theft. The forum will feature information on protection against identity theft and what steps to take in the event you become a victim of this crime. “As technology continues to become more…

Rep. Whiteford plans consumer education forum on identity theft

State Rep. Mary Whiteford has scheduled a consumer education event in partnership with the Michigan Attorney General’s Office to educate residents on identity theft. The forum will feature information on protection against identity theft and what steps to take in the event you become a victim of this crime. “As technology continues to become more…

Whiteford bill sets standards for invasive medical treatments

Plan is part of House bill package in response to Larry Nassar scandal State Rep. Mary Whiteford, of Casco Township, has introduced legislation to set standards for sensitive medical procedures while expanding record retention requirements for such examinations in order to protect patients. The bill is part of a 17-bill reform plan developed following the…

Michigan House unanimously approves Rep. Whiteford’s plan for stillborn tax exemption

The Michigan House today unanimously approved state Rep. Mary Whiteford’s legislation assisting parents of a stillborn baby through a Michigan income tax personal exemption. “This is about what’s most important – our families, particularly those going through the very difficult time after losing a baby,” said Whiteford, of Allegan County’s Casco Township. “There is nothing…

Rep. Whiteford announces April office hours

State Rep. Mary Whiteford of Casco Township will host local office hours on Monday, April 23. “Getting feedback from my constituents is a crucial aspect of my commitment to Allegan County residents,” Whiteford said. “I look forward to hearing what is important to Allegan County residents and making sure that follows me to Lansing.” Rep….

Rep. Whiteford’s stillborn tax exemption bill approved by Michigan House committee

A state House committee has unanimously approved Rep. Mary Whiteford’s legislation assisting parents of a stillborn baby through a Michigan income tax personal exemption. “This approval is an important step toward helping the hundreds of Michigan families each year suffering through the difficult, stressful time after a stillbirth,” said Whiteford, of Casco Township, after the…

Rep. Whiteford: DEQ budget funds lead paint, water cleanup efforts

State Rep. Mary Whiteford, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Environmental Quality, today announced the subcommittee has advanced a fiscally responsible budget that prioritizes funding to clean lead paint and groundwater contamination. The budget creates a $3.9 million grant program to clean and redevelop sites contaminated by lead paint, prioritizing sites affecting families and…

Whiteford votes to expand, improve access to local veteran services

State Rep. Mary Whiteford joined the Michigan House of Representatives Wednesday in approving legislation encouraging Michigan counties to establish and maintain veteran service offices through a new grant program. Under the legislation Whiteford is helping sponsor, each county with a veteran service office that satisfies pre-approved requirements will receive $25,000, plus an additional amount based…

Rep. Whiteford testifies on bill to create stillborn tax exemption in Michigan

State Rep. Mary Whiteford today testified on her bill to assist parents of a stillborn baby through an additional Michigan income tax personal exemption. “There is no way this assistance will take away the pain and grief over a lost baby,” said Whiteford, of Casco Township, after testifying before the Michigan House Tax Policy Committee….