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2011 Senate Bill 402: Authorize physician impaired driver reports

Public Act 354 of 2012

Introduced by Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker (R) on June 1, 2011 To establish that while a physician has no affirmative obligation to report to the Secretary of State or warn third parties regarding any concerns about person's mental and physical qualifications to safely operate a motor vehicle, he or she may do so, and in such a report should recommend a license suspension of six months or more. The bill establishes that the physician has no liability for either making or not making such a report.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on June 1, 2011
Reported in the Senate on June 6, 2012 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on June 13, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 13, 2012
Passed 23 to 15 in the Senate on June 14, 2012 (same description)
To establish that while a physician has no affirmative obligation to report to the Secretary of State or warn third parties regarding any concerns about person's mental and physical qualifications to safely operate a motor vehicle, he or she may do so, and in such a report should recommend a license suspension of six months or more. The bill establishes that the physician has no liability for either making or not making such a report.
Received in the House on June 14, 2012
Referred to the House Transportation Committee on June 14, 2012
Reported in the House on September 27, 2012 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 56 to 52 in the House on November 29, 2012 (same description)
To establish that while a physician has no affirmative obligation to report to the Secretary of State or warn third parties regarding any concerns about person's mental and physical qualifications to safely operate a motor vehicle, he or she may do so, and in such a report should recommend a license suspension of six months or more. The bill establishes that the physician has no liability for either making or not making such a report.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 12, 2012

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