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Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) is the state’s largest specialty physician association. With more than 4,200 members, MAFP is dedicated to assisting Family Physicians and their practices as they work to ensure high-quality, cost-effective healthcare for patients of all ages.

News & Announcements

House Panel Hearing Criminal Sexual Conduct Statute of Limitations Substitutes on May 22

The Michigan House Law and Justice Committee will resume hearings on May 22, beginning at 9 am, on proposed changes to legislation that establishes the statute of limitations for certain criminal sexual conduct violations. Continue reading for a summary of the changes, provided by the House Republican Policy Office’s deputy director/deputy legal counsel. The Committee is not scheduled to vote on these substitutes tomorrow, as subsequent hearings will be held. 

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MAFP Opposes Naturopathic Licensure, Scope of Practice Legislation

This week, MAFP and its members reached out to Michigan Senators to urge them to vote no on legislation that sets forth requirements for the licensure, education, and training of naturopathic physicians in Michigan, and outlines their scope of practice. At the core of MAFP's concerns, which number many, is patient safety. The bill is now headed to the House. Although it will first be taken up by the Health Policy Committee, it is critical that every Family Physician contact their Representative to educate them about SB 826 and how it threatens patient safety.

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Fiscal Agencies Report Increased State Revenue Estimates as FY 2018-19 Budget Nears Completion

The House and Senate Fiscal Agencies reported good news at the Michigan Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference held May 16—revenue is higher than what was projected in January. These projections will be taken into consideration as the Michigan legislature and Governor Snyder finalize the state’s Fiscal Year 2018-2019 budget. The goal continues to be finalizing the the budget for the Governor's signature in June.

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Michigan Senate Passes Legislation to Repeal and Replace HICA

Following unanimous approval by the Senate Competitiveness Committee on May 16, the Michigan Senate swiftly followed suite on May 17 to pass a three-bill package to repeal the much-disliked Health Insurance Claims Assessment (HICA) and replace it with a new Insurance Provider Assessment.

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