MDCH Invites Public to Provide Feedback for Public Health Code Review

Contact: Angela Minicuci (517) 241-2112

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 23, 2013 

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) and the Public Health Code Advisory Committee is soliciting public input from individuals and community health care organizations for recommended changes to the Public Health Code, originally enacted in 1978. The electronic feedback form for the stakeholders to propose changes is now available on the Public Health Code Review Project website. The department will be accepting feedback until Dec. 13, 2013.

Governor Snyder called for a review of the Public Health Code in his 2011 Health and Wellness Message. The review of the Public Health Code is consistent with Governor Snyder’s efforts to reinvent Michigan, as well as to accommodate the changing healthcare environment. The Michigan Public Health Code was enacted in 1978. Since then, there have been a number of significant amendments, but there are a number of provisions that are outdated and new issues that are not addressed.

The Public Health Code Advisory Committee will review and analyze all of the suggestions that are submitted, prioritize areas of concern based on determined criteria, and develop a set of recommendations to be presented to MDCH Director James K. Haveman and Governor Snyder by the spring of 2014.

For additional information about the Public Health Code Review Project and to submit feedback electronically, visit http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,4612,7-132-2946-312416--,00.html. Public comments can also be sent to Public Health Code Review Project, Capitol View Building, 7th Floor, 201 Townsend Street, Lansing, MI, 48913.

For questions related to this review project, email PHCAC@michigan.gov.   

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