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…

Theis testifies on plan setting consent requirements for invasive medical procedures

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Lana Theis, of Brighton, today testified on the need to prohibit procedures involving pelvic area penetration of minors without meeting certain conditions. Her testimony before the House Law and Justice Committee outlined requirements that the medical treatment be within the professional’s scope of practice, have another health care professional in the…

Rep. Noble recognizes local libraries during National Library Week

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jeff Noble celebrated National Library Week by giving tributes of appreciation to the Northville and Plymouth district libraries. “It was a pleasure to honor the hard-working individuals that make our libraries so special,” Rep. Noble said. “I deeply appreciate the dedication, commitment to excellence and spirit of service the Northville and…

Rep. Vaupel welcomes state champion hockey team to Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Fowlerville welcomed the Hartland High School hockey team to the Capitol on Thursday. The Hartland Eagles won the 2018 state championship, and Rep. Vaupel recognized their achievement with a state tribute.

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. Howrylak resolution declares April Student Athlete Cardiac Awareness Month in Michigan

 PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Martin Howrylak, R-Troy, was joined by honored guests Randy Gillary and Emily Kucinich of the Kimberly Anne Gillary Foundation as members of the Legislature and guests today recognized April 2018 as State Athlete Cardiac Awareness Month in Michigan. Since December 1999, 68 students have lost their lives due to sudden cardiac…

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. Hughes, Bletsch family testify for victim statements bill

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Holly Hughes (right) today testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, supporting legislation to require convicted criminals hear victim impact statements during a sentencing hearing. The committee later unanimously approved the bill. The legislation was inspired by a Muskegon County case where the convicted murderer of Rebekah Bletsch was allowed to leave…