Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs  
Bureau of Professional Licensing  
Administrative Rules for Board of Midwifery  
Rule Set 2020-129 LR  
Thursday, May 12, 2022  
09:00 AM  
Location: G. Mennen Williams Building Auditorium 525 W. Ottawa Street, Lansing, Michigan  
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 Board of Midwifery rule set.  
The proposed rules will require endorsement and relicensure applicants to disclose all licenses with  
other entities, report current discipline or sanctions on a license, and meet the human trafficking, English  
language and implicit bias training requirements. The proposed rules will also rescind the English  
language requirement as the requirement has been added to the Public Health Code – General Rules,  
require licensed midwives to consult with or refer a patient if an infant has an abnormal blood spot infant  
screening, or failed critical congenital heart defect screening, modify and add drugs to the Table 1 and  
Table 2 for the treatment of patients, and allow licensed midwives in to use the two required hours of  
implicit bias training for credit toward the two required hours of cultural awareness training.  
By authority conferred on the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Professional  
Licensing, in consultation with the Board of Midwifery, pursuant to MCL 333.16145, 333.16148,  
333.16174, 333.16178, 333.16181, 333.16182, 333.16186, 333.16201, 333.16204, 333.16205,  
333.16215, 333.16287, 333.17107, 333.17111, 333.17112, 333.17115, 333.17116, 333.17117, and  
333.17121, and Executive Reorganization Order 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  
issue of the Michigan Register. Copies of these proposed rules may also be obtained by mail or  
electronic mail at the following email address:  
Comments on these proposed rules may be made at the hearing, by mail, or by electronic mail at the  
following addresses until 5/12/2022 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