NO PIP PAYMENT FOR MED. MARIHUANA S.B. 321:
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Senate Bill 321 (as reported without amendment)
Sponsor: Senator Rick Jones
The bill would amend the Insurance Code to exclude the medical use of marihuana from allowable expenses covered by personal injury protection benefits under an automobile insurance policy.
Under the Code, personal protection insurance benefits (commonly referred to as personal injury protection, or PIP, benefits) are payable for allowable expenses consisting of all reasonable charges incurred for reasonably necessary products, services, and accommodations for an injured person's care, recovery, or rehabilitation. Allowable expenses within PIP coverage do not include charges for a hospital room or for funeral and burial expenses that exceed certain limits.
Under the bill, allowable expenses within PIP coverage also would not include the medical use of marihuana.
MCL 500.3107 Legislative Analyst: Patrick Affholter
The bill would have no fiscal impact on State or local government.
Date Completed: 9-28-11 Fiscal Analyst: Josh Sefton
Analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent. sb321/1112