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Code that would require the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to establish and administer an electronic inpatient psychiatric bed registry, with beds categorized by patient gender, acuity, age, and diagnosis, that is accessible through the DHHS website.”
Title: Single-Payer Health Insurance
Original Author: Dr. Robert Sain
House Action: Amend
RESOLVED: That MSMS monitor various models for  nancing health care including, but not limited to, physician-designed single-payer health insurance, on a regular basis with reports back to the MSMS House of Delegates on any new  ndings. The Committee did not agree that the creation of new Task Force to evaluate health care  nancing models was necessary since such a review was recently conducted with a report presented to the MSMS House of Delegates in 2015. However, the Committee agreed that MSMS should be monitoring and reviewing emerging health care  nancing models through its existing committee structure and keeping the House of Delegates informed of its  ndings. Therefore, the Resolved statement was amended with this directive.
Title: Medicare Reimbursement Formula for Oncologists Administering Drugs
Original Author: Dr. Cheryl Famer
House Action: Approve the Board Action’s Report to approve this resolution
Title: Permanent Federal Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program
Original Author: Samuel Schuiteman and Sanjana Prasad (Medical Students)
House Action: Approve
Title: Waste Incinerator Ban
Original Author: Dr. Gunjan Malhotra
House Action: Amend
RESOLVED: That MSMS request and actively advocate for state legislation that bans waste incinerators in the state of Michigan due to their adverse health effects and the environmental impact in addition to the lack of cost effectiveness and instead support and prioritize alternative forms of waste management and clean energy production that do not pose health risks;
and be it further
Drs. Krueger, Threatt, and Spindler together at HOD
President Dr. Joseph Nnodim enjoys the HOD reception
RESOLVED: That Michigan Delegation to the American Medical Association (AMA) ask our AMA to request and actively advocate for national legislation that bans waste incinerators in our nation due to their adverse health effects and the environmental impact in addition to the lack of cost effectiveness and instead support and prioritize alternative forms of waste management and clean energy production that do not pose health risks; and be it further The Committee heard testimony on both sides of the issue. The Committee believed that the third and fourth resolved clauses were already covered by existing MSMS policy. The Committee believed that the  rst and second resolved clauses met the author’s intent.
Title: Further Con ict of Interest Management
Original Author: Dr. James Szocik
House Action: Disapprove
The Committee appreciated the author’s testimony and desire to manage physician’s con icts; however, the consensus was the current Con ict of Interest policy covered in Board Action Report 05-18 adequate for the needs of the House.
Title: 2017 Revision of the Declaration of Geneva
Original Author: Dr. Cheryl Famer
House Action: Refer
The Committee recommended referral to the Board to allow the MSMS Committee on Bioethics to further re ne the resolution. Questions during testimony included whether to add the Declaration rather than replace the Hippocratic Oath.
Title: Dangers of Adolescent Access to Marijuana
Original Author: Dr. Robert Sain
House Action: Amend
RESOLVED: That MSMS convene a committee of physicians with expertise on the potential and known risks of marijuana, particularly as it concerns children and adolescence, to provide the Michigan Legislature with recommendations; and be it further
RESOLVED: That MSMS communicate to members and other physicians in Michigan regarding the potential and known risks of marijuana use and of any recommend- ations presented to the Michigan Legislature should marijuana be legalized by the voters. The Committee
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