Department of Health and Human Services  
Children's Services Agency  
Administrative Rules for Child Caring Institutions  
Rule Set 2020-39 HS  
Thursday, June 3, 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.  
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  
being revised.  
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.  
Department of Health and Human Services-Attn:  
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