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:  
2020-33 LR  
Title of proposed rule set:  
Counseling - General Rules  
3. Purpose for the proposed rules and background:  
The Counseling – General Rules pertain to education, limited licensure, licensure, licensure by  
endorsement, license renewal, and supervisor training requirements for counselors.  
Amendment of the rules will take place to supply revisions on definitions, accreditation standards,  
education, human trafficking training, limited licensure requirements, examination, licensure  
requirements, licensure by endorsement, license renewal, and supervisor training requirements.  
4. Summary of proposed rules:  
MCL 24.242 and 24.245  
Agency Report to JCAR-Page 2  
The proposed rules clarify definitions and the meaning of terms used in the rules; update higher  
institution educational program accreditation standards; update CACREP accreditation standards;  
clarify the educational training program requirements for applicants who are graduates of both  
CACREP and non-CACREP accredited programs; provide a date of promulgation for the human  
trafficking rule; add the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) as an  
approved examination for licensure; clarify the requirements for attainment of supervised experience  
as it relates to experience gained in the immediate physical presence of the supervisor; establish a rule  
for renewal of licenses; and update requirements for supplying counseling supervision.  
5. List names of newspapers in which the notice of public hearing was published and  
publication dates:  
The Flint Journal, August 23, 2020  
The Grand Rapids Press, August 23, 2020  
The Mining Journal, September 2, 2020  
6. Date of publication of rules and notice of public hearing in Michigan Register:  
7. Date, time, and location of public hearing:  
9/22/2020 01:00 PM at This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom pursuant to Executive Order  
2020-132. , Web Link: https://zoom.us/j/94346370742?  
pwd=a29vK1Y4eEI4cnMrc2hyOWh6bFJFUT09 Password for Video Connection: 125171 Phone  
number: 888-684-8852 Conference Code for audio connection: 335451  
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  
Kerry Przybylo, Manager, Boards and Committees Section, Bureau of Professional Licensing,  
Stephanie Wysack, Departmental Technician, Bureau of Professional Licensing  
10. Persons submitting comments of support:  
Irene Ametrano, James Blundo, Andrea Cascarilla, Michael Joy, Roberto Overton, Sara Sue  
Schaeffer, Rachel Toiv.  
11. Persons submitting comments of opposition:  
Christine Gjestland, Connor Jewell, Michelle Lake, Sheri Pickover.  
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  
MCL 24.242 and 24.245  
Agency Report to JCAR-Page 3  
13.Date report completed:  
MCL 24.242 and 24.245