Rep. Filler testifies in the House Health Policy Committee Thursday on his HB 6355, which requires psychological evaluations in emergency rooms for mental health episodes to be completed within three hours by a preadmission screening unit. After three hours, a clinically qualified individual could perform the assessment. Rep. Filler says evaluations are usually conducted by local Community Mental Health professionals, but says patients can be served more quickly if other options can be used after three hours. The plan remains in committee.
Rep. Green, who serves on the House Appropriations Committee, talks about House passage this week of the state’s budget for the 2023 Fiscal Year. Rep. Green says the spending plan focuses on priorities like local roads and the responsible use of one-time federal dollars.
Rep. Damoose talks about House passage Thursday of his HB 5335, which would require local clerks to provide badges, which challengers must wear while at a polling place or counting board.
Rep. Martin talks about his HB 5360, part of a three-bill package up for discussion Thursday in The House Natural Resources Committee that would create licensure requirements for hunting and sport fishing guides in Michigan. Rep. Martin says Michigan needs to protect its reputation as a hunting and fishing destination. Licenses would be for three […]