The following statement can be attributed to Brian Peters, CEO of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association.
The Michigan Health & Hospital Association represents a diverse array of healthcare organizations in Michigan. We embrace this diversity and respect and support our membership in their individual decisions about which reproductive health services they offer.
What we know is today’s decision by Supreme Court of the United States on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization will have practical consequences that will impact hospitals, patients and providers. Hospitals have been evaluating for some time what changes may need to occur to operations if today’s decision did come to fruition and we expect hospitals to begin to put those changes in motion.
The MHA is in the process of understanding the implications of these changes and providing education to our membership. Above all, we will seek legal guidance to protect healthcare providers and patients from incurring any unintentional criminal liability, harassment or negative health consequences due to a lack of clarity about Michigan’s law regarding reproductive healthcare services.