HOUSE BILL NO. 4957

September 07, 2023, Introduced by Reps. Steckloff, Pohutsky, Hope, Koleszar, Brixie, Dievendorf, Price, Morse, Glanville, Rheingans, Arbit, Wilson, Tsernoglou, Liberati, Stone, Byrnes, Mentzer, Breen, Skaggs, Wegela, Brabec, Hood, Hoskins, Haadsma, Conlin, MacDonell, Hill, Morgan and Weiss and referred to the Committee on Health Policy.

A bill to amend 2004 PA 500, entitled

"Pregnant and parenting student services act,"

by amending section 5 (MCL 390.1595).

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 5. (1) An institution of higher education may establish and operate a pregnant and parenting student services office. An office shall meet all of the following:

(a) Be located on the campus of the institution of higher education.

(b) Annually assess the performance of the institution and the office in meeting the following needs of students on campus who are pregnant or who are a custodial parent or legal guardian of a minor:

(i) Comprehensive student health care.

(ii) Family housing.

(iii) Child care.

(iv) Flexible or alternative academic scheduling.

(v) Education concerning responsible parenting for mothers and fathers.

(c) Identify public and private service providers qualified to meet the needs described in subdivision (b), both on campus and within the local community, and establish programs with qualified providers it selects to meet those needs.

(d) Assist students in locating and obtaining services that meet 1 or more of the needs described in subdivision (b).

(e) If appropriate, provide referrals on prenatal care and delivery, infant or foster care, or adoption, and on family planning, to individual students who request that information. An office shall not provide referrals for abortion services.

(f) By the date determined by the department, provide the department with an annual report that itemizes the office's expenditures during the preceding fiscal year and contains a review and evaluation of the performance of the office in fulfilling its obligations under this subsection.

(2) The department shall identify specific performance criteria and standards that the office shall use in preparing the annual report required under subsection (1). The department may establish the form or format of the report. The department may require that an office provide additional information after it has reviewed the report.

Enacting section 1. This amendatory act does not take effect unless Senate Bill No.____ or House Bill No. 4949 (request no. 00312'23 *) of the 102nd Legislature is enacted into law.