State Roundup

Bill requires treatment policy disclosure

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Senate has approved legislation that would require health care providers to disclose their policies for end-of-life treatment when asked.
Some hospitals have what is known as a medical futility policy. The policy can guide their decision-making when there is no reasonable hope of a cure or benefit for a patient.
A bill passed 36-0 Tuesday aims to address concerns that some health facilities don’t always inform patients or their families of their end-of-life policies in a timely fashion.
Supporters say the measure would increase transparency in the health care system and empower patients and their families to make informed decisions.

Man gets prison for parental kidnapping

LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) — A West Michigan man who authorities say took his two young children to Florida last year without their mother’s permission has been sentenced to prison.
Mark McCallum was sentenced Tuesday to 28 months to 15 years in prison.
A Mason County Circuit Court jury earlier convicted him of two charges of parental kidnapping, one for each of his two children who he took to Florida while going through a divorce.
McCallum defended himself during the trial.

Humboldt Twp.
No charges in UP police shooting

HUMBOLDT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors say no charges are planned after a 50-year-old woman died following a shooting involving a state police trooper in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
WLUC-TV reports the Marquette County prosecutor’s office reviewed Thursday night’s shooting and says officers were justified in their actions.
The trooper responded to a 911 call reporting a domestic dispute. Police say he fired at Lori Lee when she refused to put down a rifle she was pointing at officers.