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2013 House Bill 4736: Authorize sexually transmitted disease "expedited partner therapy"

Public Act 525 of 2014

Introduced by Rep. George T. Darany (D) on May 15, 2013 To authorize the use of "expedited partner therapy" to limit the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, which means a health professional giving a person diagnosed with gonorrhea or chlamydia a single-dose antibiotic for the partner who has not been seen by the health professional. The bill would also extend limited legal immunity to health professionals providing this, except for gross negligence.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on May 15, 2013
Reported in the House on June 4, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on June 18, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 18, 2013
Passed 90 to 18 in the House on October 30, 2013 (same description)
To authorize the use of "expedited partner therapy" to limit the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, which means a health professional giving a person diagnosed with gonorrhea or chlamydia a single-dose antibiotic for the partner who has not been seen by the health professional. The bill would also extend limited legal immunity to health professionals providing this, except for gross negligence.
Received in the Senate on October 31, 2013
Referred to the Senate Health Policy Committee on October 31, 2013
Reported in the Senate on September 30, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 27 to 10 in the Senate on December 17, 2014 (same description)
To authorize the use of "expedited partner therapy" to limit the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, which means a health professional giving a person diagnosed with gonorrhea or chlamydia a single-dose antibiotic for the partner who has not been seen by the health professional. The bill would also extend limited legal immunity to health professionals providing this, except for gross negligence.
Received in the House on December 17, 2014
Passed 88 to 22 in the House on December 18, 2014 To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 10, 2015

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