Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: August 6, 2018

Categories: Vaupel News

As chair of the House Health Policy committee, I have been working hard preparing for the legislation we will be examining in committee this fall. Here are some of the bills that will be brought up for discussion:

  • HB 6016-6023: Making various updates and changes to HIV laws;
  • HB 5857: Requiring lockable vials for schedule 2 controlled substances;
  • HB 6202: Creating a CARES mental health hotline;
  • HB 5223: Providing transparency in pharmaceutical costs;
  • SB 541: Licensure and regulation of dental therapists;
  • HB 5036: Creating advisory council for pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders (PANDA);
  • HB 4440: Creating cytomegalovirus public education awareness program; and
  • SB 492: Ensuring equal coverage for orally administered anticancer medication.

If you have thoughts or questions regarding any of these bills, then please feel free to contact my office.


This Tuesday is election day, and I want to encourage everyone to exercise their right by voting for the candidate of their choice. Races for governor, US senator, US representative, state senator, state representative, circuit court judge, county commissioner, and precinct delegate will all be included on this year’s ballot along with various local proposals. Since this is a primary election, please be careful not to cross your votes by voting for candidates in more than one party as this will spoil your ballot. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and if you will be out of town on Tuesday, then you can contact your township or city clerk for an absentee ballot.


If you have any ideas, comments or questions for my office, please do not hesitate to call us at 517-373-8835 or send an email to We are happy to hear from you!