Whiteford plan improving access to telehealth unanimously approved by Michigan House

Bipartisan plan makes preventative and routine health care more accessible for Michigan patients in COVID-19 era A bill introduced by state Rep. Mary Whiteford to improve access to health care for Michigan patients via telehealth was approved by the Michigan House of Representatives. Under current law, telemedicine visits between patients and health care providers must…

Whiteford plan improving access to telehealth advances to House floor

Bipartisan plan makes preventative and routine health care more accessible for Michigan patients in COVID-19 era A plan introduced by state Rep. Mary Whiteford, of Casco Township, to improve access to health care for Michigan patients via telehealth was approved Wednesday by the House Ways & Means Committee. Under current law, telemedicine visits between patients…

Whiteford calls on DHHS for more COVID-19 transparency

State Rep. Mary Whiteford today sent a letter to Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon requesting more detailed information pertaining to personal protection equipment in Michigan hospitals. Whiteford, a registered nurse, said it is imperative that the Legislature be given access to this data in order to make informed decisions that…

Whiteford urges governor to lift restrictions on certain industries in West Michigan

State Rep. Mary Whiteford is calling on Gov. Whitmer to lift some restrictions in areas largely unaffected by COVID-19, specifically those restrictions on businesses that can easily operate while maintaining safe distances between their employees. “As a registered nurse, I know how serious the COVID-19 situation is, and I am an advocate for staying home…

Rep. Whiteford cancels all district meetings until further notice

Rep. Mary Whiteford announced today she will postponed all in-district meetings until further notice in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. “As chair of the Department of Health and Human Services in the House, I understand the severity of this virus,” Rep. Whiteford said. “The health and safety of our residents is my top priority. I…

Rep. Mary Whiteford supports emergency investments to address soil erosion

Rep. Mary Whiteford has voted in favor of an emergency budget plan to support residents facing soil erosion in Allegan County and throughout all Michigan lakeshore communities. “Lakeshore residents rightfully expect the Legislature and the governor to work together to protect our Great Lakes communities,” Whiteford said. “Our area has been plagued for months by…

Rep. Whiteford launches social media challenge to raise awareness about human trafficking

Michigan is second in the nation for human trafficking complaints State Rep. Mary Whiteford today launched a social media challenge to help raise awareness about human trafficking in Michigan. Whiteford, of Allegan County’s Casco Township, said most Michigan residents have little awareness about human trafficking. Many believe human trafficking is the kidnapping of young women…

Rep. Whiteford spearheads plan to help survivors of trafficking rebuild their lives

Bipartisan proposal aims to combat human trafficking in Michigan State Rep. Mary Whiteford today announced a sweeping bipartisan plan to support survivors of human trafficking and help them rebuild their lives after escaping their captors. Whiteford, of Allegan County’s Casco Township, said the legislation was inspired by testimony she heard from survivors and others during…