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Frequently Asked Questions
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What is the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)?
LARA oversees the licensing and regulation of more than 1.2 million individuals and entities in Michigan on an annual basis. It supports the health, safety and economic well-being of the public through services to and regulation of the activities of organizations and individuals. LARA is organized into 4 units: (1) Employment Security and Workplace Safety; (2) Licensing and Regulation; (3) The Michigan Administrative Hearing System; and (4) The Office of Regulatory Reinvention (ORR).
Employment, Security and Workplace Safety
Bureau of Services for Blind Persons
Michigan Employment Relations Commission
MIOSHA and Wage & Hour Division
MIOSHA Asbesto's Program
Unemployment Insurance Agency
Workers' Compensation Agency
Licensing & Regulation
Testing, Education & Program Services
Michigan Fireworks Safety Act
Liquor Control Commission
Michigan Public Service Commission
Health Facilities Division
Health Professions Division
Nursing Homes and Long Term Care Facilities
Michigan Administrative Hearing System
Michigan Compensation Appellate Commission
Office of Regulatory Reinvention