Rep. Mary Whiteford, R-Casco Twp.; audio on testimony on legislation setting standards for invasive medical treatments
Rep. Whiteford talks about testifying in the House Law and Justice Committee Tuesday 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.
Rep. Whiteford talks about House passage Wednesday of her HB 4522, which allows a taxpayer to claim an additional exemption in the tax year in which the taxpayer has a certificate of stillbirth from the Department of Health and Human Services.
Rep. Whiteford talks about her HB 4522, which assists parents of a stillborn baby through an additional Michigan income tax personal exemption. The legislation is currently pending in the House Tax Policy Committee. Rep. Whiteford says the measure is a small thing to do for Michigan families who have lost a child.
Rep. Whiteford talks about House passage Wednesday of her HB 5439, which creates a psychiatric bed registry in Michigan that health care professionals can access for real-time information about the availability of in-patient beds. The measure came out of the Representative’s work on the bipartisan CARES (Community, Access, Resources, Education and Safety) task force on…
Rep. Whiteford talks about House passage Tuesday of her HCR 18, which calls for a scientific focus on contamination related to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Michigan. The Resolution encourages the state’s PFAS Action Response Team to Create a scientific advisory committee made up of scientific experts with various background and to evaluate the…
Rep. Whiteford talks about Tuesday’s State of the State address and says she’s is pleased the Governor focused on two of her priorities, the opioid crisis and rural broadband.
Rep. Whiteford looks ahead to next Tuesday’s State of the State Address at the Capitol and says she hopes rural broadband will be addressed by the Governor next week and the Legislature in the coming year.
Rep. Whiteford, comments on the release of the report Wednesday of the CARES (Community, Access, Resources, Education, Safety) mental health task force, saying she hopes to see a statewide hotline that could help direct families in crisis to resources in their community.
Rep. Whiteford talks about bi-partisan auto insurance reform legislation unveiled in the House this week, and says the message she’s hearing from her constituents is that the current no-fault system is becoming unsustainable.
Rep. Whiteford talks about Monday’s auto insurance townhall meeting in Fillmore Township, saying that continuing the state’s current auto insurance system is unsustainable and that reforms are necessary.
Rep. Whiteford talks about the townhall meeting she will hold on auto insurance reform Monday night at the Fillmore Township Hall, 4219 52nd St in Holland, where she will be joined by House Insurance Committee Chair Rep. Lana Theis of Brighton.
Rep. Whiteford,a Registered Nurse, talks about Thursday’s meeting of the House Mental Health Task Force at Hope Network in Grand Rapids and says policy makers heard from representatives of the legal and health care systems, as well as families, who painted a picture of a complex problem with no easy answers. The task force Thursday…