Rep. Hank Vaupel, R-Fowlerville; audio on CARES mental health task force

Almost a year after its first meeting, Rep. Hank Vaupel talks about the work of the CARES (Community, Access, Resources, Education, Safety) Task Force, saying the bipartisan panel has helped shape policy and shared best practices, to the benefit of all Michigan residents.  Rep. Vaupel is the Chair of the House Health Policy Committee and…

Rep. Hank Vaupel, R-Fowlerville; audio on expansion of mental health law

Rep. Vaupel talks about his HB 5810, which expands the criteria for  individuals needing assisted outpatient treatment if they pose a significant threat of physical harm to themselves or others.  The legislation will be taken up on Wednesday in the House Health Policy Committee, where Representative Vaupel serves as chairman.  The plan stems from the…

Rep. Hank Vaupel, R-Fowlerville; audio on mental health reforms

House Health Policy Committee Chair Rep. Hank Vaupel, who co-chaired the House C.A.R.E.S. (Community, Access, Resources, Education and Safety) Task Force in 2017, says more than 40 of the recommendations made by C.A.R.E.S. have found their way into legislation, including providing better approaches to substance abuse and the corrections system.  

Rep. Hank Vaupel, R-Fowlerville; audio on drug pricing transparency legislation

House Health Policy Committee Chair Rep. Hank Vaupel talks about his HB 5223, which is up for discussion in his committee next Wednesday.   The legislation would require manufacturers of prescription drugs to file an annual report on the costs associated with prescription medication, a move Rep. Vaupel says would provide a new level of transparency…

Rep. Hank Vaupel, R-Fowlerville; audio on For Your Sweetheart Day

House Health Policy committee Chair Hank Vaupel talks about Tuesday, February 6, as For Your Sweetheart Day, a day that encourages family members of individuals with Type II diabetes to talk to their loved ones about the link between diabetes and heart disease.