Sec. 20176a. (1) A health facility or agency shall not discharge or discipline, threaten to discharge
or discipline, or otherwise discriminate against an employee regarding the employee's
compensation, terms, conditions, location, or privileges of employment because the
employee or an individual acting on behalf of the employee does either or both of
(a) In good faith reports or intends to report, verbally or in writing, the malpractice
of a health professional or a violation of this article, article 7, 1article 8, 2 or article 15 3 or a rule promulgated under this article, article 7, article 8, or article 15.
(b) Acts as an expert witness in a civil action involving medical malpractice or in
an administrative action.
(2) In addition to the sanctions set forth in section 20165, 4 a health facility or agency that violates subsection (1) is subject to an administrative
fine of not more than $10,000.00 for each violation.
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