Michigan Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules  
Administrative Rules Division (ARD)  
611 W. Ottawa Street  
Lansing, MI 48909  
Phone: 517-335-8658 Fax: 517-335-9512  
REQUEST FOR RULEMAKING (RFR)  
1. Department:  
Licensing and Regulatory Affairs  
2. Bureau:  
Bureau of Professional Licensing  
3. Promulgation type:  
Full Process  
4. Title of proposed rule set:  
Public Health Code - General Rules  
5. Rule numbers or rule set range of numbers:  
R 338.7001 - 338.7005  
6. Estimated time frame:  
12 months  
Name of person filling out RFR:  
Dena Marks  
E-mail of person filling out RFR:  
Phone number of person filling out RFR:  
517-335-3679  
Address of person filling out RFR:  
611 W. Ottawa St.  
Lansing, MI  
7. Describe the general purpose of these rules, including any problems the changes are intended  
to address.  
The Public Health Code General Rules establish the specific dates that a license or registration  
renewal period begins or ends for licenses and registrations regulated by the Public Health Code.  
The rule set provides general rules applicable to all professionals regulated under Article 15 of the  
Public Health code. Additionally, Governor Whitmer issued Executive Directive 2020-7 to  
improve equity in the delivery of health care services to the people of the State of Michigan.  
COVID-19 data reported by the state has revealed disparities in health outcomes associated with  
demographic factors such as race, ethnicity, and gender. Such disparities can unintentionally arise  
due to implicit bias. The directive requires health workers to obtain training on how to recognize  
and mitigate implicit bias to reduce the disparities and provide the best health care to all patients  
under the care of health care workers licensed under Article 15 of the Public Health Code, except  
for persons practicing under Part 188 (Veterinary Medicine).  
8. Please cite the specific promulgation authority for the rules (i.e. department director,  
commission, board, etc.).  
The department has the authority to promulgate the rules.  
A. Please list all applicable statutory references (MCLs, Executive Orders, etc.).  
MCL 24.239  
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MCL 333.16145, MCL 333.16148(1), MCL 333.16194, MCL 333.16201, MCL 333.16221(e)(iv)  
(B), MCL 333.17060(b), 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.  
B. Are the rules mandated by any applicable constitutional or statutory provision? If so, please  
explain.  
MCL 333.16194 requires the department to prescribe the expiration dates for licenses and  
registrations. The rules are not mandated by any constitutional provision.  
9. Please describe the extent to which the rules conflict with or duplicate similar rules,  
compliance requirements, or other standards adopted at the state, regional, or federal level.  
The rules do not conflict with or duplicate similar rules or regulations adopted by the state or  
federal government.  
10. Is the subject matter of the rules currently contained in any guideline, handbook, manual,  
instructional bulletin, form with instructions, or operational memoranda?  
No.  
11. Are the rules listed on the department’s annual regulatory plan as rules to be processed  
for the current year?  
Yes.  
12. Will the proposed rules be promulgated under Section 44 of the Administrative Procedures  
Act, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24.244, or under the full rulemaking process?  
Full Process  
13. Please describe the extent to which the rules exceed similar regulations, compliance  
requirements, or other standards adopted at the state, regional, or federal level.  
The proposed rules do not exceed similar regulations, compliance requirements, or other standards  
adopted at the state, regional, or federal level.  
14. Do the rules incorporate the recommendations received from the public regarding any  
complaints or comments regarding the rules? If yes, please explain.  
No.  
15. If amending an existing rule set, please provide the date of the last evaluation of the rules  
and the degree, if any, to which technology, economic conditions, or other factors have changed  
the regulatory activity covered by the rules since the last evaluation.  
There is a rule set currently in the promulgation process entitled 2019-135 LR Public Health Code  
General Rules, which is at JCAR. The draft pertaining to this RFR will begin after 2019-135 LR  
is promulgated.  
The department is implementing a new licensing system and the renewal dates for some license  
and registrations have changed to the date that the initial license or registration was issued.  
Executive Directive 2020-7 was signed by Governor Whitmer on July 9, 2020, requiring that the  
department promulgate rules to establish implicit bias training standards for licensure, registration,  
and renewal of licenses and registrations.  
16. Are there any changes or developments since implementation that demonstrate there is no  
continued need for the rules, or any portion of the rules?  
No.  
MCL 24.239  
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17. Is there an applicable decision record (as defined in MCL 24.203(6) and required by MCL  
24.239(2))? If so, please attach the decision record.  
No  
MCL 24.239