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August 11, 2020

Health Law Daily

Michigan Governor Vetoes Bill Providing Additional Legal Protections For Health Care Facilities, Workers

  • August 11, 2020

The Detroit News (8/10, Mauger) reports, “Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed Monday a bill from the GOP-controlled Legislature that would have provided additional liability protections for health care workers and facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.” In her “letter to lawmakers about her decision, the governor said the Republican proposal went ‘much further’ than the protections established in her past executive orders.” The vetoed “bill would have given health care providers ‘broad immunity’ every time an emergency is declared ‘regardless of whether the circumstances demand this extreme measure,’ Whitmer said.”