Carlson Discusses Senate Bill 899 With The Detroit News

Posted on July 24, 2020

The Detroit News published a story July 24 on Senate Bill (SB) 899, which would limit legal liability for healthcare facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Specifically, the legislation protects from lawsuits related to the provision of care to COVID-19 patients, rescheduling patient care because of governmental orders or shortages of supplies. The bill passed the state Legislature July 23 and requires Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s signature before becoming law. 

Adam Carlson, senior director, government & political affairs, MHA, is quoted in the story explaining the unique circumstances and decisions healthcare workers have faced while caring for COVID-19 patients. 

"The government usually recognizes that in a unique situation like this immunity for people on the front lines is usually needed," said Carlson. "Numerous other states have passed either similar legislation or executive orders. It’s not like Michigan is unique in passing this type of legislation.”

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  • Carlson Discusses Senate Bill 899 With The Detroit News

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