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:  
2021-85 LR  
Title of proposed rule set:  
Occupational Therapists - General Rules  
3. Purpose for the proposed rules and background:  
The purpose of the Board of Occupational Therapist Rules is to regulate the prelicensure education,  
licensure, licensure renewal, relicensure, and continuing education for occupational therapists and  
occupational therapy assistants. The proposed rules are intended to: update statutory references;  
update references to educational program standards; update the licensure verification requirements;  
place relicensure regulations in a table; update the rules for consistency with modifications to the  
Public Health Code; and add regulations on the use of telemedicine.  
4. Summary of proposed rules:  
The proposed rules include the following modifications: provide definitions to terms and  
abbreviations that are used throughout the rule set; require an applicant for licensure to disclose each  
license, registration, or certification the applicant held in a health profession issued by another state,  
the US military, the federal government, or another country; require an applicant to satisfy MCL  
333.16174 showing that there are no disciplinary proceedings pending against him or her and that  
sanctions are not in force at the time of application to the state of Michigan; reformat the content of  
previous R 338.1223a and R 338.1236 into charts; provide definitions for telehealth, telehealth  
service and telemedicine; provide the details a licensee must follow when utilizing telehealth; clarify  
when an applicant may request a waiver of the continuing education requirements; and add more  
acceptable providers of continuing education.  
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: December 29, 2022.  
The Grand Rapids Press: December 29, 2022.  
The Mining Journal: December 30, 2022.  
6. Date of publication of rules and notice of public hearing in Michigan Register:  
7. Date, time, and location of public hearing:  
1/17/2023 09:00 AM at Location: 611 W. Ottawa Street, UL-3, Lansing, Michigan , 611 W. Ottawa  
Street, UL-3, 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) who attended the public hearing:  
Dena Marks, Departmental Specialist.  
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)  
14.Date report completed:  
MCL 24.242 and 24.245