LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D−Taylor) today issued the following statement after the Michigan Senate concurred with the House of Representatives’ changes to Senate Bill 286, which would reinstate the Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) reciprocity policy, and update requirements for CNA registration and training. The bill now heads to the governor’s desk for signing.

“This legislation has been a bipartisan collaboration between my colleagues in the House and the Senate, and I appreciate their recognition of how important it will be for our most vulnerable citizens. With this bill, we have an opportunity to attract more qualified CNAs to Michigan, ensure better training for new employees, and provide them with broader authority to investigate complaints. Health care facilities will be able to provide better care for their patients, and I look forward to the governor signing this bill.”