Legislative Committees Discuss Healthcare Issues as 2021-2022 Session Begins

Posted on February 05, 2021

Healthcare issues highlighted the week of Feb 1 as legislative committees began hearings for the 2021-2022 session. The Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee took testimony on Senate Bill (SB) 18, which would add Michigan to the Physical Therapist Licensure Compact (PTLC). Testimony on COVID-19 vaccine distribution was heard in both the House Oversight and Senate Appropriations committees.

Joining the PTLC would grant certified physical therapists the ability to have one multistate license, allowing them to practice in their home state and other PTLC states. SB 18 was introduced by Sen. Dale Zorn (R-Ida) and is supported by the MHA.

Members of the House Oversight and Senate Appropriations committees heard testimony providing an overview of Michigan’s vaccine distribution plan. The presentations were led by recently appointed Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Elizabeth Hertel.

Questions regarding state legislation should be directed to Adam Carlson at the MHA.


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