Michigan Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules  
611 W. Ottawa Street  
Lansing, MI 48909  
Phone: 517-335-8658 Fax: 517-335-9512  
1. Agency Information  
Agency name:  
Licensing and Regulatory Affairs  
Bureau of Professional Licensing  
Name of person completing this form:  
Weston MacIntosh  
Phone number of person completing this form:  
E-mail of person completing this form:  
Name of Department Regulatory Affairs Officer reviewing this form:  
Elizabeth Arasim  
2. Rule Set Information  
MOAHR assigned rule set number:  
2020-111 LR  
Title of proposed rule set:  
Physical Therapy - General Rules  
3. Purpose for the proposed rules and background:  
The Physical Therapy – General Rules pertain to education, examinations, training, licenses, and  
professional development requirements for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.  
Amendment of the rules will take place to supply clarity regarding definitions, telehealth,  
prescriptions, human trafficking training, program accreditation, examinations, licensure,  
endorsement, relicensure, requirements for graduates of non-accredited institutions, delegation, and  
professional development requirements.  
4. Summary of proposed rules:  
MCL 24.242 and 24.245  
Agency Report to JCAR-Page 2  
The proposed revisions to the rules supply conditions related to consent, scope of practice, and  
standard of care for telehealth services; supply conditions under which the board will consider a  
request from an applicant for an appeal of current examination policies; remove the English language  
requirement, as the Public Health Code – General Rules now address the requirement; incorporate the  
recent legislative changes that allow licensure by endorsement for individuals licensed in another  
state or a province of Canada; revise the requirements for verification of licenses held in other  
jurisdictions; remove the requirement to meet in-person to evaluate the physical therapist assistant's  
performance, review records, and to educate the physical therapist assistant on the acts, tasks, or  
functions delegated; supply updated accreditation standards, names of entities; and allows credit for  
instruction or serving as a coordinator in developing educational programs.  
5. List names of newspapers in which the notice of public hearing was published and  
publication dates:  
The Flint Journal, August 24, 2021  
The Grand Rapids Press, August 24, 2021  
The Mining Journal, August 19, 2021  
6. Date of publication of rules and notice of public hearing in Michigan Register:  
7. Date, time, and location of public hearing:  
9/9/2021 09:00 AM at G. Mennen Williams Building Auditorium , 525 W. Ottawa Street, Lansing,  
8. Provide the link the agency used to post the regulatory impact statement and cost-benefit  
analysis on its website:  
9. List of the name and title of agency representative(s) attending public hearing:  
Weston MacIntosh, Senior Policy Analyst, Bureau of Professional Licensing  
Kimmy Catlin, Departmental Technician, Bureau of Professional Licensing  
10. Persons submitting comments of support:  
Edward Mathis, President, American Physical Therapy Association - Michigan  
11. Persons submitting comments of opposition:  
Kristie Kava  
Mike Perkins  
12. Identify any changes made to the proposed rules based on comments received during the  
public comment period:  
Name &  
Organization public hearing  
Comments made at Written  
Agency Rationale Rule number  
for change  
& citation  
13.Date report completed:  
MCL 24.242 and 24.245  
Agency Report to JCAR-Page 3  
MCL 24.242 and 24.245