Governor Gretchen Whitmer vetoed legislation that would have provided automatic immunity during a state of emergency or disaster to medical providers, even when an emergency or disaster declaration doesn’t call for that. According to the governor, the bill would have caused patients receiving treatment to be powerless to seek relief when they are harmed. To read the full veto letter, please click here.
The legislation was sponsored by Senator Mike MacDonald (R-Macomb Township). According to him, immunity wouldn’t have been granted in the event of willful misconduct, gross negligence, willful or intentional criminal misconduct, or intentional infliction of harm. To read his full press release, please click here.
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