In order to reinforce Governor Whitmer’s two most recent executive orders, the Department of Health and Human Services issued an emergency order, which allows for civil fines of up to $1,000 and referral to licensing agencies for violations. The Emergency Order requires that everyone must comply with the procedures and restrictions outlined in the following Executive Orders:
Any violations of the Emergency Order by a person regulated by a licensing agency would be referred to the relevant licensing agency for a determination on whether to pursue additional enforcement action on a case-by-case basis. Additionally, local health departments are authorized to carry out and enforce the terms of this order. Law enforcement officers may enforce this order and are authorized to investigate potential violations. They may coordinate as necessary with the local health department and enforce this order within their jurisdiction. Criminal penalties for violation of the executive orders also remain an option for prosecutors.
To read the full Emergency Order, please click here.
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