Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs  
Bureau of Professional Licensing  
Administrative Rules for Public Health Code--General Rules  
Rule Set 2019-135 LR  
Friday, May 22, 2020  
09:00 AM  
G. Mennen Williams Building Auditorium 525 W. Ottawa Street, Lansing, Michigan  
or virtually via Zoom if Executive Order 2020-48 is extended in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  
The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs will hold a public hearing to receive  
public comments on proposed changes to the Public Health Code--General Rules rule set.  
The proposed rules will add definitions for terms used in the rules; add midwifery to the biennial  
renewals; add quadrennial license renewals for behavior analysts; change the renewal date for  
optometry, pharmacy, physician’s assistants, dentistry, medicine, osteopathic medicine and surgery,  
podiatric medicine and surgery, and veterinary medicine to the date when the initial license was issued;  
and add the department’s minimum English language standard for licensure or registration.  
MCL 333.16145, MCL 333.16194, MCL 333.16201, MCL 333.16221, MCL 338.3501, MCL 445.2001,  
MCL 445.2011, and MCL 445.2030. These rules will take effect Immediately after filing with the  
Secretary of State. The rules are published on the Michigan Government web site at and in the Michigan Register in the 5/15/2020 issue. Copies of the draft  
rules may also be obtained by mail or electronic transmission at the following address:  
Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs  
Bureau of Professional Licensing  
Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Professional Licensing – Boards and  
Committees Section  
P.O. Box 30670, Lansing, MI 48909-8170, Attention: Policy Analyst  
Comments on the rules may be made in person at the hearing or by mail or electronic mail until  
5/22/2020 at 05:00PM.  
The public hearing will be conducted in compliance with the 1990 Americans with Disabilities  
Act, in accessible buildings with handicap parking available. Anyone needing assistance to  
take part in the hearings due to disability may call 517-241-7500 -to make arrangements.  
*In the event that Executive Order 2020-48 is extended, to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by  
practicing social-distancing measures, the public hearing will be held virtually via Zoom in order to  
receive public comments. In accordance with Governor Whitmer and the Michigan Department of  
Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the virtual public hearing will occur in lieu of the in-person hearing scheduled  
to occur at the Williams Auditorium on May 22, 2020. If the Executive Order is extended allowing for a  
virtual hearing, the Bureau of Professional Licensing will post that information our its website.  
All members of the public may attend and participate in this meeting by visiting the following web link or  
dialing the number below at the time of the meeting.  
Phone number: 877-336-1831  
When prompted, please enter the following conference ID: 486917  
In the event of a disconnection caused by the meeting host, the public hearing will be deemed in recess.  
Every effort will be made to reestablish a publicly accessible connection. If the host is unable to do so  
within a period of 30 minutes from the time of the disconnection, the public hearing will adjourn and not  
address any new business. The public hearing will not recess or adjourn due to technical or other issues  
experienced by individual members of the public that render them unable to attend or participate in the  
To allow for broad public attendance and participation, including for persons with disabilities, members  
of the public may access this meeting by both web and phone and provide either oral or written  
comments. Closed captioning will be provided, when available. Members of the public who are speech  
or hearing impaired may also attend and participate in this meeting by dialing 7-1-1 and using the  
Michigan Relay service. More information about this service may be found at  
People with disabilities requiring additional accommodations (such as materials in alternative format) in  
order to participate in the meeting, or those that have questions should contact the department at BPL-