Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs  
Bureau of Professional Licensing  
Administrative Rules for Acupuncture – General Rules  
Rule Set 2021-38 LR  
Monday, April 25, 2022  
09:00 AM  
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 Acupuncture – General Rules rule set.  
The proposed rules will update the rule pertaining to the training standards for identifying victims of  
human trafficking, approve and adopt the examinations and standards of the National Certification  
Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, add references to requirements for licensure or  
renewal contained in other rule sets, amend the licensure by endorsement and relicensure rules to  
require the applicant to disclose every health care credential the applicant has ever held and to provide  
that the applicant must have resolved any disciplinary action taken against the individual before being  
licensed by endorsement or relicensed, renumber and reorganize rules for clarity, and clarify the  
requirements for registered acupuncturists who choose to continue to practice as provided by MCL  
(By authority conferred on the director of the department of licensing and regulatory affairs by sections  
16141, 16145, 16148, 16174, 16201, 16204, 16205, 16287, 16515, 16517, and 16525 of the public  
health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.16141, 333.16145, 333.16148, 333.16174, 333.16201, 333.16204,  
333.16205, 333.16287, 333.16515, 333.16517, and 333.16525 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 4/25/2022 at 05:00PM.  
Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Professional Licensing– Boards and  
Committees Section, Attention: Departmental Specialist  
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