Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Bureau of Professional Licensing
Administrative Rules for Physical Therapy - General Rules
Rule Set 2020-111 LR
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Thursday, September 9, 2021
G. Mennen Williams Building Auditorium
525 W. Ottawa Street, Lansing, Michigan
The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs will hold a public hearing to receive public
comments on proposed changes to the Physical Therapy - General Rules rule set.
The proposed revisions to the rules supply conditions related to consent, scope of practice, and standard
of care for telehealth services; supply conditions under which the board will consider a request from an
applicant for an appeal of current examination policies; remove the English language requirement, as the
Public Health Code – General Rules now address the requirement; incorporate the recent legislative
changes that allow licensure by endorsement for individuals licensed in another state or a province of
Canada; revise the requirements for verification of licenses held in other jurisdictions; remove the
requirement to meet in-person to evaluate the physical therapist assistant's performance, review records,
and to educate the physical therapist assistant on the acts, tasks, or functions delegated; supply updated
accreditation standards, names of entities; and allows credit for instruction or serving as a coordinator in
developing educational programs.
By authority conferred on the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs under MCL 333.16141,
MCL 333.16145, MCL 333.16148, MCL 333.16174, MCL 333.16201, MCL 333.16204, MCL 333.16205,
MCL 333.16206, MCL 333.16215, MCL 333.16287, and MCL 333.17823 and Executive Reorganization
Nos. 1991-9, 1996-2, 2003-1 and 2011-4, MCL 338.3501, 445.2001, 445.2011, and 445.2030. The
proposed rules will take effect immediately after filing with the Secretary of State. The proposed rules are
Register in the 9/1/2021 issue. Copies of these proposed rules may also be obtained by mail or
electronic transmission at the following address: BPL-BoardSupport@michigan.gov.
Comments on these proposed rules may be made at the hearing or by mail or electronic mail at the
following address until 9/9/2021 at 05:00PM.
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
The public hearing will be conducted in compliance with the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act. If the
hearing is held at a physical location, the building will be accessible with handicap parking available.
Anyone needing assistance to take part in the hearing due to disability may call 517-241-7500 to make