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:  
Dena Marks  
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:  
2020-24 LR  
Title of proposed rule set:  
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery - General Rules  
3. Purpose for the proposed rules and background:  
This rule set pertains to the licensure, relicensure, and license renewals of podiatrists.  
The rules will be amended to provide clarity pertaining to the education, training, and testing  
requirements, telehealth, and continuing education. The rule pertaining to the minimum English  
language standard will be rescinded.  
4. Summary of proposed rules:  
The proposed rules amend and clarify standards for licensure, including the required length of the  
postgraduate residency program. The rule establishing the minimum English language requirement  
will be rescinded because that requirement will be included in the Public Health Code General Rules.  
The standards pertaining to board-approved educational programs will be updated. Additionally, the  
rules pertaining to the requirements and limitations on the accumulation of continuing education  
required for license renewal will be amended for clarify and the information pertaining to the  
standards applied to board-approved providers will be updated.  
MCL 24.242 and 24.245  
Agency Report to JCAR-Page 2  
5. List names of newspapers in which the notice of public hearing was published and  
publication dates:  
The Flint Journal, May 4, 2021  
The Grand Rapids Press, May 4, 2021  
Mining Journal, May 4, 2021  
6. Date of publication of rules and notice of public hearing in Michigan Register:  
7. Date, time, and location of public hearing:  
5/17/2021 09:00 AM at The public hearing will be held virtually via Zoom to receive public  
comments while complying with measures designed to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus  
Disease 2019 (COVID 19) and the City of Lansing Resolution #2021-081. ,  
Password 999999; Phone number: 877-336-1831, Conference Code 486917  
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:  
Kimberley Catlin, Board Support Technician, Boards and Committees Section, Bureau of  
Professional Licensing  
Andria Ditschman, Senior Policy Analyst, Boards and Committees Section, Bureau of Professional  
Dena Marks, Senior Policy Analyst, Boards and Committees Section, Bureau of Professional  
Kerry Przybylo, Manager, Boards and Committees Section, Bureau of Professional Licensing  
10. Persons submitting comments of support:  
Adam Carlson, Michigan Health & Hospital Association  
Derek Dalling, Michigan Podiatric Medical Association  
Stacey Hettinger, Michigan State Medical Society  
Julie Novak, Michigan State Medical Society  
11. Persons submitting comments of opposition:  
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