seeking to be licensed under part 188 of the code, MCL 333.18801 to 333.18838, shall
have completed a minimum of 2 hours of implicit bias training within the 5 years
immediately preceding issuance of the license or registration.
(2) Beginning 1 year after promulgation of this rule and for every renewal cycle
thereafter, in addition to completing any continuing education required for renewal, an
applicant for license or registration renewal under article 15 of the code, MCL 333.16101
to 333.18838, except those licensed under part 188 of the code, MCL 333.18801 to
333.18838, shall have completed a minimum of 1 hour of implicit bias training for each
year of the applicant’s license or registration cycle.
(3) The implicit bias training must be related to reducing barriers and disparities in
access to and delivery of health care services and meet all of the following requirements:
(a) Training content must include, but is not limited to, 1 or more of the following
(i) Information on implicit bias, equitable access to health care, serving a diverse
population, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and cultural sensitivity.
(ii) Strategies to remedy the negative impact of implicit bias by recognizing and
understanding how it impacts perception, judgment, and actions that may result in
inequitable decision making, failure to effectively communicate, and result in barriers
and disparities in the access to and delivery of health care services.
(iii) The historical basis and present consequences of implicit biases based on an
(iv) Discussion of current research on implicit bias in the access to and delivery of
health care services.
(b) Training must include strategies to reduce disparities in access to and delivery of
health care services and the administration of pre- and post-test implicit bias assessments.
(c) Acceptable sponsors of this training include any of the following:
(i) Training offered by a nationally-recognized or state-recognized health-related
(ii) Training offered by, or in conjunction with, a state or federal agency.
(iii) Training obtained in an educational program that has been approved by any
board created under article 15 of the code, MCL 333.16101 to 333.18838, except under
part 188 of the code, MCL 333.18801 to 333.18838, for initial licensure or registration or
for the accumulation of continuing education credits.
(iv) Training offered by an accredited college or university.
(v) An organization specializing in diversity, equity, and inclusion issues.
(d) Acceptable modalities of training include any of the following:
(i) A teleconference or webinar that permits live synchronous interaction.
(ii) A live presentation.
(iii) Interactive online instruction.
(4) Submission of an application for licensure, registration, or renewal constitutes an
applicant’s certificate of compliance with the requirements of this rule. A licensee or
registrant shall retain documentation of meeting the requirements of this rule for a period
of 6 years from the date of applying for licensure, registration, or renewal. The
department may select and audit a sample of a licensees or registrants and request
documentation of proof of compliance with this rule. If audited by the department, a