Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Bureau of Professional Licensing
Administrative Rules for Massage Therapy – General Rules
Rule Set 2021-71 LR
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Monday, April 25, 2022
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 Massage Therapy – General Rules rule set.
The proposed rules will update the rule pertaining to the training standards for identifying victims of
human trafficking, add references to the requirements for licensure or renewal contained in other rule
sets, reorganize the licensure by endorsement rule into an easy-to-use chart format, and amend the
rules pertaining to licensure by endorsement and relicensure 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 relicensed or licensed by endorsement.
(By authority conferred on the director of the department of licensing and regulatory affairs by sections
16145, 16148, 16287, 17959, 17961, 17963, and 17965 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL
333.16145, 333.16148, 333.16287, 333.17959, 333.17961, 333.17963, and 333.17965, and Executive
Reorganization Order Nos. 1991-9, 1996-2, 2003-1, and 2011-4, MCL 338.3501, 445.2001, 445.2011,
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: BPL-BoardSupport@michigan.gov.
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