Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs  
Bureau of Professional Licensing  
Administrative Rules for Public Health Code - General Rules  
Rule Set 2020-109 LR  
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING  
Tuesday, March 9, 2021  
01:00 PM  
The hearing will be held via Zoom.  
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 a definition for “implicit bias.” Amendments will be made to biennial license  
and registration renewals, and the date of renewal for acupuncture, audiology, chiropractic, marriage and  
family therapy, nursing home administrators, psychology, sanitarians, and speech-language pathology  
will be changed to the date of the year when the licensee’s initial license or a registrant’s initial  
registration was issued. Dental therapy will be added to biennial renewals and the renewal date  
provided. Amendments will be made to triennial license and registration renewals, and the date of  
renewal for athletic trainers and massage therapy will be changed to the date of the year when the  
licensee’s initial license was issued. Amendments will be made to the rule providing the minimum  
English language standard for licensure or registration to clarify the name of the Michigan English Test  
and the score required. A new proposed rule will be added to establish the implicit bias training  
requirements for health care professionals to ensure that Michigan residents do not encounter barriers or  
disparities in access to or delivery of health care services.  
MCL 333.16145, MCL 333.16194, MCL 333.16201, MCL 333.16221(e)(iv)(B), and Executive  
Reorganization Order Nos. 1991-9, 1996-2, 2003-1, and 2011-4, 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  
and in the Michigan Register in the 2/15/2021 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, Attention: Policy Analyst  
P.O. Box 30670, Lansing, MI 48909-8170  
Email: BPL-BoardSupport@michigan.gov  
Comments on the rules may be made in person at the hearing or by mail or electronic mail until 3/9/2021  
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 711- to make arrangements.