Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs  
Bureau of Professional Licensing  
Administrative Rules for Podiatric Medicine and Surgery - General Rules  
Rule Set 2020-24 LR  
Monday, May 17, 2021  
09:00 AM  
The public hearing will be held virtually via Zoom to receive public comments while complying with  
measures designed to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID 19) and the City of  
Lansing Resolution #2021-081.  
999999; Phone number: 877-336-1831, Conference Code 486917  
The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs will hold a public hearing to receive public  
comments on proposed changes to the Podiatric Medicine and Surgery - General Rules rule set.  
The proposed rules amend and clarify standards for licensure, including the required length of the  
postgraduate residency program. The rule establishing the minimum English language requirement will  
be rescinded because that requirement will be included in the Public Health Code General Rules. The  
standards pertaining to board-approved educational programs will be updated. Additionally, the rules  
pertaining to the requirements and limitations on the accumulation of continuing education required for  
license renewal will be amended for clarify and the information pertaining to the standards applied to  
board-approved providers will be updated.  
By authority conferred on the department and the board by MCL 333.16145, 333.16148, 333.16174,  
333.16178, 333.16182, 333.16186, 333.16204, 333.16205, 333.16287, 333.18031, 333.18033, 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. The proposed rules will take effect immediately after  
filing with the Secretary of State. The proposed rules are published on the State of Michigan web site at  
proposed rules may also be obtained by mail or electronic transmission at the following address: BPL-  
Comments on these proposed rules may be made at the hearing or by mail or electronic mail at the  
following address until 5/17/2021 at 05:00PM.  
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  
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 711- to make