Department of Health and Human Services
Children's Services Agency
Administrative Rules for Child Caring Institutions
Rule Set 2020-39 HS
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Thursday, June 3, 2021
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.
The Department of Health and Human Services will hold a public hearing to receive public comments on
proposed changes to the Child Caring Institutions rule set.
These rules address the licensing requirements for child caring institutions in the state. They provide the
minimal standards for staff qualifications, facility requirements, licensing, and fire safety. The rules were
last updated in 2015. Current issues have evolved that require a review of the entire rule set to address
LGBTQ youth, restraints, seclusion, and behavior management. Further, there are conflicts within the
child caring institution, child placing agencies, and foster family and group home rules that need to be
amended for consistency for the contracted agencies providing services. All three rule sets are currently
By authority conferred on the Director of Health and Human Services by section 2, 1973 PA 116, MCL
722.112 and E.O. No. 2015-4, MCL 400.227. The proposed rules will take effect 7 days 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:
Comments on these proposed rules may be made at the hearing or by mail or electronic mail at the
following address until 6/11/2021 at 05:00PM.
333 South Grand Avenue, 5th Floor, Lansing, MI 48909
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 269-337-3744 to make