Michigan Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules  
1. Agency Information  
Agency name:  
Licensing and Regulatory Affairs  
Bureau of Professional Licensing  
Name of person completing this form:  
Andria Ditschman  
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:  
2020-129 LR  
Title of proposed rule set:  
Board of Midwifery  
3. Purpose for the proposed rules and background:  
The purpose of the Board of Midwifery Rules is to regulate the prelicensure education, licensure,  
practice, conduct, disclosure and consent, classification of conditions for consultation, referral, and  
emergent transfer, administration of prescriptions drugs and medications, licensure renewal,  
relicensure, and continuing education for licensed midwives.  
The proposed rules are intended to delete the English proficiency requirement that is being added to  
the General Public Health Rules, consider broadening a referral for abnormal metabolic infant  
screening to an abnormal blood spot infant screening, consider referrals for other abnormal infant  
screening tests, consider regulations for telehealth, and update rules affected by any other modified  
Public Health Code (Code) provisions.  
4. Summary of proposed rules:  
MCL 24.242 and 24.245  
Agency Report to JCAR-Page 2  
The proposed rules will require endorsement and relicensure applicants to disclose all licenses with  
other entities, report current discipline or sanctions on a license, and meet the human trafficking,  
English language and implicit bias training requirements. The proposed rules will also rescind the  
English language requirement as the requirement has been added to the Public Health Code – General  
Rules, require licensed midwives to consult with or refer a patient if an infant has an abnormal blood  
spot infant screening, or failed critical congenital heart defect screening, modify and add drugs to the  
Table 1 and Table 2 for the treatment of patients, and allow licensed midwives in to use the two  
required hours of implicit bias training for credit toward the two required hours of cultural awareness  
5. List names of newspapers in which the notice of public hearing was published and  
publication dates:  
Marquette Mining Journal – April 21, 2022; Flint Journal – April 17, 2022; Grand Rapids Press –  
April 17, 2022.  
6. Date of publication of rules and notice of public hearing in Michigan Register:  
7. Date, time, and location of public hearing:  
5/12/2022 09:00 AM at Location: G. Mennen Williams Building Auditorium 525 W. Ottawa Street,  
Lansing, Michigan , 525 W. Ottawa Street, Lansing, Michigan  
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:  
Kerry Przybylo, Manager; Andria Ditschman, Senior Policy Analyst; and Weston MacIntosh, Senior  
Policy Analyst.  
10. Persons submitting comments of support:  
No comments were received.  
11. Persons submitting comments of opposition:  
No comments were received.  
12. Persons submitting other comments:  
No comments were received.  
13. 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 Rule Change & citation  
and Description changed  
of Change(s)  
MCL 24.242 and 24.245  
Agency Report to JCAR-Page 3  
14.Date report completed:  
MCL 24.242 and 24.245