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Whereas, the Federation of State Medical Boards policy calls for three years of post-graduate training as a prerequisite for obtaining a medical license3, and
Whereas, it is now the public’s expectation that physicians will have completed residency training in a chosen field before being licensed to practice; therefore be it
RESOLVED: That MSMS endorse the implementation of a higher standard than currently exists for the granting of a new, unrestricted license to practice medicine in Michigan to one that requires the completion of at least three years of accredited post-graduate training in an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education- or the American Osteopathic Association-approved post-graduate training program.
WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE FISCAL NOTE: NONE
Relevant MSMS Policy:
Automatic Eligibility for Licensure Limited to Graduates from Medical Schools which Meet LCME Standards
Only graduates from medical schools which meet standards established by the Liaison Committee for Medi- cal Education should be automatically eligible for licensure as medical doctors in Michigan. (Prior to 1990)
3. RESOLUTION 35-17
Title: Insurance Requirements for Helmetless Motorcyclists
Introduced by: Cheryl Farmer, MD, for the Washtenaw County Delegation
Original Author: Cheryl Farmer, MD Referred to: Reference Committee D House Action:
Whereas, Governor Snyder repealed the 46-year old universal helmet requirement for motorcyclists by signing into law Public Act (PA) 98 of 2012, and
Whereas, since the repeal, there has been a 24 percent to 27 percent decline in helmet use among riders in crashes and a 14 percent increase in head injuries, and
Whereas, the relative risk of lethal head injury among motorcyclists not wearing a helmet is up to twice that of those who wear one, and
Whereas, the cost of medical care for motorcyclists not wearing a helmet who survive their accident aver- ages about $28,000, which is 32 percent higher than the cost of medical care for those who wear a helmet, and
Whereas, PA 98 of 2012 currently requires motorcy-
clists not wearing helmets to carry $20,000 in insurance
coverage, an amount that does not cover their possible
medical costs; therefore be it
RESOLVED: That MSMS advocate that the Michigan
Legislature commission an up-to-date study to determine
the actual costs of medical care for motorcyclists not
wearing helmets, as compared to those who wear
helmets, and the number and/or percentage of motorcy-
clists not wearing helmets who are insured in compli-
3 http://www.fsmb.org/Media/Default/PDF/FSMB/Advocacy/1998_ grpol_Postgraduate_Training_Licensure.pdf
ance with Public Act 98 of 2012; and be it further RESOLVED: That MSMS advocate that the Michigan
Legislature appoint a task force to assess the need to raise the health insurance requirements under Public Act 98 of 2012 for motorcyclists not wearing helmets based on their actual costs of medical care in comparison to motorcyclists wearing helmets and impose sufficient fines on under- and un-insured motorcyclists in order to ensure that Michigan taxpayers aren’t shouldering an undue burden.
WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE FISCAL NOTE: NONE
Source(s):
http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/full/10.2105/ AJPH.2016.303525 http://journals.lww.com/jtrauma/Fulltext/2010/11000/ An_Evidence_Based_Review__Helmet_Efficacy_to.12. aspx
http://www.f reep.com/stor y/money/cars/2016/09/07/ michigan-motorcycle-helmet-deaths/89963636/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19597455 https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/calculator/ factsheet/mchelmet.html http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ topics/t/motorcycles/fatalityfacts/motorcycles
4. RESOLUTION 36-17
Title: Prohibit Production and Sales of “Keepsake” Ultrasounds
Introduced by: Cheryl Farmer, MD, for the Washtenaw County Delegation
Original Author: Cheryl Farmer, MD Referred to: Reference Committee E House Action:
Whereas, ultrasound equipment was developed for medical purposes, including the evaluation of a fetus in utero for purposes of assessing gestational age and developmental anomalies, and
Whereas, medical personnel require considerable training to be able to produce and interpret quality ultrasound images while minimizing risk and discomfort to the patient, and
Whereas, the ultrasound images of fetuses in utero produced by said trained medical personnel are intend- ed to be evaluated by radiologists and other appropriate medical specialists (i.e., obstetricians) so that no abnormality is overlooked, and
Whereas, ultrasound devises are now being used by untrained non-medical personnel to produce fetal images in malls and other non-medical retail spaces for sale to pregnant women as “keepsakes,” and
Whereas, this direct-to-consumer marketing of a non-medical use of medical equipment fails to adequate- ly inform the pregnant consumer of the possibility that their ultrasound could demonstrate a fetal abnormality, and
Whereas, most contracts signed prior to these non- medical ultrasounds contain exculpatory language, do
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