Counties in the Eastern District: Shiawassee, Genessee, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, Wayne

 

Eastern District News

 

BPL Announcement - Paper licenses will not be mailed automatically effective January 1, 2022

posted: December 07, 2021

Many changes are being implemented in conjunction with the launch of the new MiPlus licensing platform.  On December 7, LARA/BPL announced the followin: 

Due to the functionality of MiPLUS, paper copies of licenses will no longer be automatically mailed upon issuance or renewal beginning January 1, 2022. Instead, licensees will be able to choose if they’d prefer to have a copy of their license mailed to them during the application or renewal process.

To access your MiPLUS account, please visit www.michigan.gov/miplus. If you have any questions, please contact us at bplhelp@michigan.gov or 517-241-0199.

 

Implicit Bias Training - Update on Requirements

posted: November 02, 2021

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) recently posted a set of FAQs to clarify requirements related to Implicit Bias Training.  

The entire document can be viewed here: Download file

Items to note:

  • This requirement is separate from and in addition to the requirement for 24 PDR credits for renewal.  For a 2 year renewal cycle you will need 2 hours of Implicit Bias Training.
  • The new requirement takes effect June 1, 2022.  If you are renewing in 2022 and renew BEFORE June 1 the training is not required. If you renew AFTER June 1 you will need 1 hour of training for this renewal only.  For subsequent renewals you will need  2 hours - 1 hour for each year in the renewal cycle.

 

 

Implicit Bias Training - Requirements for License Renewal

posted: June 09, 2021

On June 1, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) announced new requirements for over 400,000 health care professionals licensed in Michigan.  Licensees who have email addresses listed with the Bureau of Health Professions/LARA should have received an email outlining the new requirement.  That message is copied below.  Licensees renewing in 2021 will not be impacted.  Those renewing in 2022 will need 2 hours of implicit bias training.  APTA Michigan is developing course content to meet this new requirement and we hope to offer both sessions at our conferences along with live webinars. 

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Dear Licensee –

The Bureau of Professional Licensing (BPL) within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) would like to inform you that the Public Health Code – General Rules have been revised which will require implicit bias training for your profession, effective June 1, 2022.

The new training requirements are the product of numerous workgroup meetings over the past year and represent feedback from 86 organizations including our health professional boards, insurance providers, health systems, health care associations, legislators, state agencies, higher education, and community and advocacy groups. The requirements apply to both new applicants as well as those renewing their existing licenses or registrations.

Below are the changes in the rules that pertain to the new training requirements:

  • The term “implicit bias” is defined as:

(A)n attitude or internalized stereotype that affects an individual’s perception, action, or decision making in an unconscious manner and often contributes to unequal treatment of people based on race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, age, disability, or other characteristic. (R 338.7001 (c) )

  • Specifically, the new rule (R 338.7004) requires the following:

Rule 4. (1) Beginning 1 year after promulgation of this rule, an applicant for licensure or registration under article 15 of the code, MCL 333.16101 to 333.18838, except those seeking to be licensed under part 188 of the code, MCL 333.18801 to 333.18838, shall have completed a minimum of 2 hours of implicit bias training within the 5 years immediately preceding issuance of the license or registration.

(2) Beginning 1 year after promulgation of this rule and for every renewal cycle thereafter, in addition to completing any continuing education required for renewal, an applicant for license or registration renewal under article 15 of the code, MCL 333.16101 to 333.18838, except those licensed under part 188 of the code, MCL 333.18801 to 333.18838, shall have completed a minimum of 1 hour of implicit bias training for each year of the applicant’s license or registration cycle.

(3) The implicit bias training must be related to reducing barriers and disparities in access to and delivery of health care services and meet all of the following requirements:

(a) Training content must include, but is not limited to, 1 or more of the following topics:

(i) Information on implicit bias, equitable access to health care, serving a diverse population, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and cultural sensitivity.
(ii) Strategies to remedy the negative impact of implicit bias by recognizing and understanding how it impacts perception, judgment, and actions that may result in inequitable decision making, failure to effectively communicate, and result in barriers and disparities in the access to and delivery of health care services.
(iii) The historical basis and present consequences of implicit biases based on an individual’s characteristics.
(iv) Discussion of current research on implicit bias in the access to and delivery of health care services.

(b) Training must include strategies to reduce disparities in access to and delivery of health care services and the administration of pre- and post-test implicit bias assessments.

(c) Acceptable sponsors of this training include any of the following:

(i) Training offered by a nationally-recognized or state-recognized health-related organization.
(ii) Training offered by, or in conjunction with, a state or federal agency.
(iii) Training obtained in an educational program that has been approved by any board created under article 15 of the code, MCL 333.16101 to 333.18838, except under part 188 of the code, MCL 333.18801 to 333.18838, for initial licensure or registration or for the accumulation of continuing education credits.
(iv) Training offered by an accredited college or university.
(v) An organization specializing in diversity, equity, and inclusion issues.

(d) Acceptable modalities of training include any of the following:

(i) A teleconference or webinar that permits live synchronous interaction.
(ii) A live presentation.
(iii) Interactive online instruction.

(4) Submission of an application for licensure, registration, or renewal constitutes an applicant’s certificate of compliance with the requirements of this rule. A licensee or registrant shall retain documentation of meeting the requirements of this rule for a period of 6 years from the date of applying for licensure, registration, or renewal. The department may select and audit a sample of a licensees or registrants and request documentation of proof of compliance with this rule. If audited by the department, a licensee or registrant shall provide the proof of completion of training, including either of the following:

(a) A completion certificate issued by the training program that includes the date of the training, the program sponsor’s name, the title of the program, and licensee’s or registrant’s name.

(b) A self-attestation by the licensee or registrant that includes the date of the training, the program sponsor’s name, the title of the program, and licensee’s or registrant’s name.

Please send any questions you may have about these revised rules to BPLHelp@michigan.gov .

Thank you,

Debra Gagliardi, Director
Bureau of Professional Licensing
Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs


LARA is an equal opportunity employer/program.

Auxiliary aids, services and other reasonable accommodations are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

BUREAU OF PROFESSIONAL LICENSING
P.O. BOX 30670· LANSING, MICHIGAN 48909
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About the Eastern District

The Eastern District is composed of over 1,100 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and students. Volunteers of the District are dedicated to clinical, legislative, and policy education of those in the physical therapy profession and the public. Education is provided at membership meetings, formal continuing professional development courses, through social media and in communication with members.

We are looking to expand our network of PTs/PTAs and students in the new Eastern District to facilitate better networking and educational opportunities for all members. If you would like to host a meeting or serve as an educational speaker for a meeting, please contact one of the district leaders today. We are here to work with you to assure that your APTA/APTA Michigan membership continues to be a valuable part of your professional life!

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