Media Advisory: Governor to sign Marleau’s health-registry bill into law

WHO:
State Sen. Jim Marleau, R-Lake Orion.
 
WHAT:
Bill signing.

WHEN:
Tuesday, June 19 at 3:25 p.m.

WHERE:
Press Auditorium
George W. Romney Building
111 S. Capitol Ave.
Lansing, MI

BRIEFING:
Gov. Rick Snyder will sign Marleau’s measure to create a website for state residents that would allow loved ones and health care providers to know their end-of-life wishes.

Senate Bill 723 would create the Peace of Mind Registry, a secure database providing health care providers access to a patient’s advance directives. Advance directives are legal documents allowing individuals to specify patient advocates, religious preferences, and other decisions about end-of-life care ahead of time.

When signed into law, Michigan will be the first state where residents may have their advanced directives accessible throughout the country.