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New Board of Dentistry rules for handling and disposal of amalgam

disposal of amalgamThe Michigan Board of Dentistry has adopted several new rules governing the handling and disposal of amalgam waste for dentists and dental practices.  

There are some exceptions for oral and maxillofacial surgeons; oral and maxillofacial radiologists; oral pathologists; orthodontists; periodontists; and dentists providing services in a dental school or hospital, or through a local health department.  Read More ›

Categories: Compliance, Licensing, Physicians, Regulatory

Recommendation: Deregulation of 18 Occupations and Elimination of 9 Occupational Boards

On April 16, 2012, the Office of Regulatory Reinvention (“ORR”) issued a report to Governor Snyder proposing the deregulation of 18 occupations and the elimination of 9 occupational boards.  Of particular interest to Michigan health care providers are the recommendations for deregulation of dieticians and nutritionists; ocularists; respiratory care providers; and speech pathologists.  The report also recommended elimination of the following, health-care relevant occupational boards: Board of Dietetics and Nutrition, Board of Occupational Therapy, Board of Respiratory Care, Board of Speech Language Pathology, and Osteopathic Medicine Advisory Board. Read More ›

Categories: Licensing, Regulatory

Massage Therapist Licensure Soon to be Mandatory

massage therapist licensureLicensure of Massage Therapists will become mandatory in Michigan in the near future. Proposed rules related to the requirements of such licensure were recently published in the Michigan Register.  The actual licensure requirement will become effective two years from the effective date of the final rules (which will likely be published later in 2012). Read More ›

Categories: Licensing, Regulatory

New Licensure Requirements for Michigan Speech-Language Pathologists Released

On December 7, 2011, the final rules for Speech-Language Pathology were filed with the Michigan Secretary of State.  Among other things, the final rules require that any person who intends to practice speech-language pathology in Michigan must be licensed by December 7, 2013.  The rules also detail the requirements for licensure and give deference to individuals who have been certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

For more information about the licensure requirements for speech language pathologists and to obtain a copy of the current licensure application packet, please contact one of the health care law attorneys at Foster Swift.

Categories: Licensing, Physicians, Regulatory