The Michigan House today unanimously approved Rep. Annette Glenn’s plan to support sexual assault survivors and bring their abusers to justice.
Glenn’s legislation is part of a package continuing efforts to improve the system after shortcomings discovered during the Larry Nassar investigation in 2018. The latest proposals would improve standards related to retention of medical records and sentencing guidelines, and provide more consequences for those who break the law.
Specifically, Glenn’s measure calls for permanent revocation of a medical license for someone convicted of sexual misconduct under pretext of medical treatment.
“We must take every step possible to prevent these types of crimes from occurring,” said Glenn, R-Midland. “These bills are an important step in the right direction – helping ensure that a medical professional who violates the trust of a patient in this horrific way cannot practice again and is held accountable for their crimes.”
Glenn said her proposal will “significantly improve a system that, unfortunately, has failed patients and survivors for years.”
House Bill 4857 and other measures in the legislative package advance to the Senate for further consideration.