Macomb County Prosecutor Peter Lucido is contemplating bringing charges against Whitmer for any of the deaths associated with the decision. The problem, however, is HIPAA laws prevent the prosecutor’s office from receiving vital information about a patient’s death. The only way Lucido’s office would receive the information is if a relative lodged a wrongful death complaint with the local police department.
In order for charges to be brought about, family members have to request data and additional information surrounding the person’s death. It’s something Lucido is encouraging family members to do if a loved one died.