State Rep. Julie Calley and the Michigan House today voted to protect the rights of Michigan parents to take part in medical decisions involving their minor children.
“Parents are in the best position to understand the unique needs of their child,” Calley said. “Except in emergency situations where the life of a child is at risk, parents should always be consulted before a medical procedure is performed on a child.”
House Bill 5880 simply clarifies that a health professional licensed in Michigan cannot provide non-emergency medical care to a minor without the consent of the minor’s parent or guardian.
The plan now advances to the Senate for further consideration.
Calley, of Portland, said the Open Meetings Act is frequently referenced by public bodies, the people who serve on them, and the public – yet it currently includes confusing language and complicated legal terminology that can inspire more questions instead of providing clear-cut answers. The solution Calley is offering rewrites the Open Meetings Act using plain language.
State Rep. Julie Calley today voted to eliminate a mandate recently put in place by the unelected Natural Resources Commission (NRC) that, if allowed to stand, could result in criminal penalties for deer hunters who fail to comply.
State Rep. Julie Calley, center, recently welcomed a Hastings family to the state Capitol, where they shadowed her as “Representatives for a Day.” Dr. Paul DeWitt and his wife Jennie won the opportunity through the 2020 fundraiser auction benefitting Green Gables Haven, a nonprofit organization in Hastings that serves people impacted by domestic violence. They were accompanied by their grandchildren, Christian and Lily Haire.
State Rep. Julie Calley recently welcomed the Horning family to the state Capitol, where they shadowed her as “Representatives for a Day.” Beth, Jack and Allie Horning won the opportunity through a fundraiser for Green Gables Haven, a nonprofit organization in Hastings that serves people impacted by domestic violence.