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2015 Senate Bill 65: Repeal ban on for-profit nursing home hiring doctors

Public Act 156 of 2015

Introduced by Sen. Goeff Hansen (R) on January 29, 2015
To allow for-profit nursing homes to employ a physician, dentist or other member of a medical "learned profession." Under current law only nonprofit nursing homes may have a doctor on staff, while for-profits are restricted to engaging doctors on a contract basis.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Families, Seniors & Human Services Committee on January 29, 2015
Reported in the Senate on April 14, 2015
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the House on April 21, 2015
Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on April 21, 2015
Reported in the House on June 16, 2015
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
To allow for-profit nursing homes to employ a physician, dentist or other member of a medical "learned profession." Under current law only nonprofit nursing homes may have a doctor on staff, while for-profits are restricted to engaging doctors on a contract basis .
Received in the Senate on September 29, 2015
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on October 20, 2015

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