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2011 Senate Bill 402: Authorize physician impaired driver reports

Public Act 354 of 2012

  1. 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.
    • 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.
  2. Passed 23 to 15 in the Senate on June 14, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. 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.
  4. Passed 56 to 52 in the House on November 29, 2012, 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.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 12, 2012.

Comments

Re: 2011 Senate Bill 402 (Authorize physician impaired driver reports )  by albaby2 on June 6, 2011 

 The physician not being held liable is just plain wrong. They should be held accountable for their mistakes. Recommending a person not be allowed to drive can be a big disruption in their life and ability to earn an income. If a physician truly feels a person should not drive, they should be able to back up their recommendation. I can also see where this could lead to an anti-gun physician's recommending a person not be allowed to carry a weapon. No liability. What's there for him to lose?



2011 Senate Bill 402 (Authorize physician impaired driver reports )  by admin on January 1, 2001 
Introduced in the Senate on June 1, 2011

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