STATE OF MICHIGAN  
DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS  
LANSING  
GRETCHEN WHITMER  
GOVERNOR  
ORLENE HAWKS  
DIRECTOR  
MICHIGAN BOARD OF ACUPUNCTURE  
MEETING OF APRIL 22, 2021  
UNAPPROVED MINUTES  
In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, 1976 PA 267, as amended, the Michigan  
Board of Acupuncture met in regular session on April 22, 2021. The meeting was held via  
Zoom, pursuant to MCL15.263 and MCL 15.263a and Ingham County Resolution #21-  
138.  
CALL TO ORDER  
Jonathan Zaiden, MD, Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 10:01 a.m.  
ROLL CALL  
Members Present:  
Jonathan Zaidan, MD, Chairperson  
Attended remotely from the city of Royal Oak, Oakland County,  
Michigan.  
Beth Converse, RAc, Vice Chairperson  
Attended remotely from the city of West Bloomfield, Oakland  
County, Michigan.  
Caitlin Bonk, OMD  
Attended remotely from the city of Royal Oak, Oakland County,  
Michigan.  
Kristen Hall, Public Member  
Attended remotely from the city of Rochester Hills, Oakland  
County, Michigan.  
Renee Hubbs, RAc  
Attended remotely from the city of Okemos, Ingham County,  
Michigan.  
Liz Lukasik, Public Member  
Attended remotely from the city of East Lansing, Ingham County,  
Michigan.  
Carey Ryan, RAc  
BUREAU OF PROFESSIONAL LICENSING  
611 W. OTTAWA P.O. BOX 30670 LANSING, MICHIGAN 48909  
www.michigan.gov/bpl 517-241-0199  
LARA is an equal opportunity employer/program  
Attended remotely from the city of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw  
County, Michigan.  
John Sealey, DO, FACOS  
Attended remotely from the city of Torch Lake, Antrim County,  
Michigan.  
Julie Silver, MSW, RAc  
Attended remotely from the city of West Bloomfield, Oakland  
County, Michigan.  
Elizabeth Stewart, RAc  
Attended remotely from the city of Manitou Beach, Lenawee  
County, Michigan.  
Zhiling Trowbridge, MD  
Attended remotely from the city of Grand Rapids, Kent County,  
Michigan.  
Members Absent:  
Staff Present:  
Jeffrey Rogers, OMD  
Jonell Underwood, Public Member  
Dena Marks, Senior Policy Analyst, Board and Committees Section  
Kimmy Catlin, Board Support, Board and Committees Section  
Kerry Przybylo, Manager, Boards and Committees Section  
APPROVAL OF AGENDA  
MOTION by Silver, seconded by Bonk, to approve the agenda as presented.  
A roll call vote was held:  
Yeas Bonk, Hall, Hubbs, Lukasik, Ryan, Sealey, Silver,  
Stewart, Trowbridge, Converse, Zaidan  
Nays None  
MOTION PREVAILED  
APPROVAL OF MINUTES  
MOTION by Stewart, seconded Bonk, to approve the minutes of the January 14, 2021  
meeting minutes as presented.  
A roll call vote was held:  
Yeas Bonk, Hall, Hubbs, Lukasik, Ryan, Sealey, Silver,  
Stewart, Trowbridge, Converse, Zaidan  
Nays None  
MOTION PREVAILED  
REGULATORY CONSIDERATIONS  
None  
OLD BUSINESS  
None  
NEW BUSINESS  
Rules Discussion  
Marks advised that a statutory change impacts the reciprocity portion of the rules.  
MOTION by Converse, seconded by Hall, to open the rules.  
Discussion was held.  
A roll call vote was held:  
Yeas Bonk, Hall, Hubbs, Lukasik, Ryan, Sealey, Silver,  
Stewart, Trowbridge, Converse, Zaidan  
Nays None  
MOTION PREVAILED  
Chair Report  
None  
Reappointment Reminder  
Catlin reminded board members who were eligible to apply for reappointment to ensure  
that their application is submitted promptly.  
Department Update  
Marks stated that the Bureau will hold the next Board Member Training on July 13, 2021.  
All Board members are welcome to attend.  
PUBLIC COMMENT  
Henry Buchtel thanked the Board and Department for a smooth licensure process.  
Buchtel provided information regarding the different routes to licensure.  
ANNOUNCEMENTS  
The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held July 22, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the  
Ottawa Building, 611 West Ottawa Street, Upper-Level Conference Room 4, Lansing,  
Michigan.  
ADJOURNMENT  
MOTION by Converse, seconded by Lukasik, to adjourn the meeting at 10:34 a.m.  
A roll call vote was held:  
Yeas Bonk, Hall, Hubbs, Lukasik, Ryan, Sealey, Silver,  
Stewart, Trowbridge, Converse, Zaidan  
Nays None  
MOTION PREVAILED  
Minutes approved by the Board on _______________.  
Prepared by:  
Kimmy Catlin, Board Support  
Bureau of Professional Licensing  
April 22, 2021