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Physician engagement is essential to the success of a pro-medicine legislature. Join us in fighting for legislation that helps physicians practice medicine without interference from over regulation and protects patients with decisions made by doctors not politicians. View our Legislative Priorities.
Lawmakers want and need to hear from professionals in the field of medicine!
Current State Legislation
Senate Bill 279 – Scope of Practice Expansion that Weakens Care Teams and Jeopardizes Patient Safety
The patient-centered care model, led by physicians and supported by the best trained and most qualified care team members is the proven, time-tested approach that ensures all Michigan patients receive the kind of quality care they expect and deserve.
SB 279 seeks to undermine and threaten that approach by removing physicians from patient care teams and allowing the full independent practice of Nurse Practitioners. It’s dangerous legislation that could have severe consequences for patient outcomes and access to quality care.
House Bill 4472 – Legislation Protecting Patients Access to Physician-Led Care Teams
When it comes to restoring a patient’s health, no one is more capable, better trained, and more likely to deliver safe and effective outcomes than physicians. That’s something we all need to work to protect, and House Bill 4472 is an excellent start.
House Bill 4472 would require advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to practice as part of physician-led, patient-centered care teams, where they would practice within the scope of their usual professional activities, creating a care model that ensures rural and underserved communities have access to physician-led care.
Medicine is just too complex and unforgiving to not have the most experienced and highly trained health care providers involved in diagnosis and treatment decisions, leading the way to the best and safest outcomes.
Tri-County Legislative Committee
We need your voice! We are looking for MCMS members who want to directly interact with local legislators and represent Macomb County on the Tri-County Legislative Committee. The committee meets quarterly with legislators from Southeast Michigan to discuss issues and legislation impacting physician practices and their patients. This committee works in conjunction with the Oakland and Wayne County Medical Societies.
Anyone interested in joining the committee contact Heidi Leach.
Learn More About MDPAC
The Michigan Doctors’ Political Action Committee (MDPAC) is a bipartisan political action committee made up of physicians, their families, residents, medical students and others interested in making a positive contribution to the medical profession through the political process. Established by the Michigan State Medical Society, MDPAC supports pro-medicine candidates running for the State legislature, Michigan Supreme Court and other statewide positions. Join now!