Rep. Hank Vaupel, D.V.M.; R-Fowlerville; audio on committee passage of pet store standard legislation
Rep. Vaupel, a long-time veterinarian, talks about passage by the House Agriculture Committee Wednesday of his HBs 5916-5917, which prevent Michigan pet stores from acquiring dogs from unregulated breeders while setting new, higher standards for pet stores. Rep. Vaupel thinks the plan will make significant strides toward improving animal welfare.
Rep. Vaupel talks about House passage Tuesday of his HR 305, which designates May as Mental Health Awareness Month in Michigan. Rep. Vaupel, the Chair of the House Health Policy Committee, says awareness of mental health issues can lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment.
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…
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. Vaupel talks bout his work on new legislation to increase awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, saying FASD extracts a huge human cost and is entirely preventable.
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…
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.
House Health Policy Committee Chair Hank Vaupel says the Committee will begin its post State of the State work on Wednesday by taking up two bills designed to prevent substance abuse while improving mental health treatment.
Rep. Vaupel, the Chair of the House Health Policy Committee and one of the co-chairs of the CARES (Community, Access, Resources, Education, Safety) mental health task force, says a key message on the CARES report issued Wednesday is improved access to mental health services.
House Health Policy Committee Chair Hank Vaupel talks about Wednesday’s signing of a bi-partisan package of legislation that provides additional opioid education, enhanced reporting, checks of medical histories and requires a legitimate doctor-patient relationship.
Rep. Vaupel talks about House passage Thursday of HB 4999, which prohibits local governments in Michigan from taxing certain foods and beverages. Rep. Vaupel, who chairs the House Health Policy committee, says it is difficult for a community to tax its way to health.
Rep. Vaupel, co-chair of the bi-partisan House CARES (Community, Access, Resources, Education and Safety) Task Force that is focusing on mental health issues, talks about how the panel will be listening to individuals in northern Michigan in the coming week, and says he’s looking forward to hearing about how access and transportation affect services in…