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2021 House Bill 4853: Prescribe record keeping for invasive medical exams
Introduced by Rep. Mary Whiteford R-South Haven on May 18, 2021
To require medical records referencing treatment of an individual that involves vaginal or anal penetration by a health professional to be retained for 15 years by the health professional and health facility or agency, with violations subject to criminal sanctions. Also, to require the licensure boards for different medical specialties to create documents that provide “guidance to licensees on generally accepted standards of medical practice for medical services involving vaginal or anal penetration, including internal pelvic floor treatments”.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on May 18, 2021
Reported in the Senate on October 19, 2021
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Received in the Senate on November 30, 2021
Referred to the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee on November 30, 2021