Protect Michigan’s patients by opposing House Bill 4355
On March 24, 2021, the Michigan House of Representatives narrowly passed House Bill 4355, legislation that would allow out-of-state doctors to treat Michigan patients via telemedicine without a Michigan license or oversight requirements. If this bill becomes law in its current form, large companies could force many of our practices out of business; ultimately, reducing quality of care for our patients and placing Michigan’s health care market at a competitive disadvantage.
The bill is now under consideration by the Senate Health Policy & Human Services Committee, and while MSMS is seeking amendments to narrow the scope of the bill to limited situations, we remain opposed to HB 4355 as it is currently written. It is imperative that our legislators hear from the physicians in their communities about the ramifications of allowing out-of-state physicians to treat Michigan patients without a license. Please contact your Senator today and urge them to maintain the quality of care and protect Michigan’s patients by opposing House Bill 4355.