Gretchen Whitmer signed several bipartisan budget bills into law Friday, while she vetoed nursing home legislation.
Whitmer vetoed Senate Bill 956, which she believes would have jeopardized the health of Michigans nursing home residents and other COVID-19-positive patients.
Vetoed LegislationProtecting the health and safety of nursing home residents and their staff continues to be a top priority for my administration, said Whitmer.
Senate Bill 956 is nothing more than a political game that would relocate vulnerable seniors without any requirement for consent, doctors approval, or notification to patients and their families.
Last week, Whitmer extended protections by continuing limited and temporary restrictions on the entry of individuals into health care facilities, residential care facilities, congregate care facilities, and juvenile justice facilities.