DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS
PODIATRIC MEDICINE AND SURGERY – GENERAL RULES
Filed with the secretary of state on October 28, 2021
These rules take effect immediately upon filing with the secretary of state unless adopted
under section 33, 44, or 45a(6) of the administrative procedures act of 1969, 1969 PA
306, MCL 24.233, 24.244, or 24.245a. Rules adopted under these sections become
effective 7 days after filing with the secretary of state.
(By authority conferred on the director of the department of licensing and regulatory
affairs by sections 16145, 16148, 16174, 16178, 16182, 16186, 16204, 16205, 16287,
18031, and 18033 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.16145, 333.16148,
333.16174, 333.16178, 333.16182, 333.16186, 333.16204, 333.16205, 333.16287,
333.18031, and 333.18033, and Executive Reorganization Order Nos. 1991-9, 1996-2,
2003-1, and 2011-4, MCL 338.3501, 445.2001, 445.2011, and 445.2030)
R 338.8103, R 338.8107, R 338.8109, R 338.8110, R 338.8113, R 338.8127, and R
338.8128 of the Michigan Administrative Code are amended and R 338.8102a is
rescinded as follows:
PART 2. LICENSURE
R 338.8102a Rescinded.
R 338.8103 Licensure by examination; requirements.
Rule 103. An applicant for licensure by examination shall submit a completed
application, on a form provided by the department, together with the requisite fee. In
addition to meeting the requirements of the code and the administrative rules
promulgated pursuant to the code, an applicant shall satisfy all of the following
(a) Have graduated from a school of podiatric medicine approved by the board in R
(b) Have achieved a passing score on the required parts of the American Podiatric
Medical Licensing Examination (APMLE) sponsored by the National Board of Podiatric
Medical Examiners (NBPME) as required by R 338.8104(4).
(c) Have achieved a converted score of not less than 75 on the podiatric jurisprudence
examination administered by the department or an entity approved by the department.
(i) The jurisprudence examination shall assess an applicant’s knowledge of the laws
and administrative rules governing the practice of podiatric medicine and surgery in this
(ii) An applicant who fails to achieve a passing score on the jurisprudence examination
may repeat the examination without limitation.
April 28, 2021