Funding our Trauma System

Val Canary, CPNP Hurley Medical Center, Flint, Michigan

What is House Bill (HB) 5094?

HB 5094 has been introduced into Michigan’s House of Representatives and provides for continued funding of Michigan’s Trauma System for another 3 years. Currently the system is set to have funding cut in ½ beginning October 1, 2021. On September 14, 2021, the bill was read in the House of Representatives. That same day the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic Violence shared a letter with legislators in opposition of the bill. Without enough affirmation of support, it appeared we did not have the votes to pass the bill and was thus it was tabled. The Michigan Trauma Coalition has been rallying since this time and we are once again anticipating a vote on Tuesday September 21, 2021. Hence, I reach out to you once more to voice your support for this critical legislation.

Why is HB 5094 important?

By extending full funding of the statewide trauma system Michigan can continue efforts to create a cohesive, efficient, and interconnected system of care for trauma patients.  This means patients will be transferred more expeditiously to definitive care and patients will receive necessary care regardless of the location where injury occurred.

What can I do to help pass this legislation?

To help pass this vital legislation MTC is asking members to once again reach out to legislators to request their support to pass House Bill 5094. A link to an editable letter for legislators is below. Please feel free to utilize the editable letter and personalize by including a story that speaks to the importance of the statewide trauma system. Also, if you have a hospital lobbyist, we encourage you to reach out to administration to request their support to pass this essential legislation. All voices from the MTC must be heard to pass this legislation. If you reached out before 09/14/21, I urge you to contact your legislators once more to let them know this bill must pass.

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Thank you in advance for your efforts to pass HB 5094.