October 11, 2022, Introduced by Reps. Hope, Rogers, Kuppa, Stone, Pohutsky, Haadsma, Aiyash, Young, Puri, Hood, Weiss, Morse, Tyrone Carter, LaGrand and Sabo and referred to the Committee on Health Policy.

A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled

"Public health code,"

by amending section 20165 (MCL 333.20165), as amended by 2008 PA 39, and by adding section 21537.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 20165. (1) Except as otherwise provided in this section, after notice of intent to an applicant or licensee to deny, limit, suspend, or revoke, or take other enforcement action considered appropriate by the department against the applicant's application or licensee's license or certification and an opportunity for a hearing, the department may deny, limit, suspend, or revoke, or take other enforcement action considered appropriate by the department against the application, license, or certification or impose an administrative fine on a licensee if 1 or more of the following exist:

(a) Fraud or deceit in obtaining or attempting to obtain a license or certification or in the operation of the licensed health facility or agency.

(b) A violation of this article or a rule promulgated under this article.

(c) False or misleading advertising.

(d) Negligence or failure to exercise due care, including negligent supervision of employees and subordinates.

(e) Permitting a license or certificate to be used by an unauthorized health facility or agency.

(f) Evidence of abuse regarding a patient's health, welfare, or safety or the denial of a patient's rights.

(g) Failure to comply with section 10115.

(h) Failure to comply with part 222 or a term, condition, or stipulation of a certificate of need issued under part 222, or both.

(i) A violation of section 20197(1).

(2) The department may deny an application for a license or certification based on a finding of a condition or practice that would constitute a violation of this article if the applicant were a licensee.

(3) Denial, suspension, or revocation of an individual emergency medical services personnel license under part 209 is governed by section 20958.

(4) If the department determines under subsection (1) that a health facility or agency has violated section 20197(1), the department shall impose an administrative fine of $5,000,000.00 on the health facility or agency.

Sec. 21537. (1) If a live child born in a hospital is not covered under a health benefit plan, the hospital shall provide to a parent of the child the informational form on the insurance enrollment process developed under subsection (2).

(2) The department of insurance and financial services, in consultation with the department of health and human services, shall develop and make available to hospitals an informational form on the insurance enrollment process for coverage of a newborn.