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General Overview and Mission Statement
To protect and improve the health status of Michigan's population through the development, maintenance and assurance of safe, effective, efficient and accessible health care services delivered through health care facilities, organizations, systems and personnel; and to promote the development of appropriate regulatory policies to achieve a safe, efficient and effective health care delivery system.
The Bureau of Health Systems (BHS) is responsible for assuring that individuals and facilities providing health care services function in a safe and effective environment for the protection of the citizens of Michigan. This responsibility is met through the following Bureau activities:
- Licensure and/or certification of acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospices, hospice residences, psychiatric units in general hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, partial hospitalization psychiatric programs, outpatient surgical facilities, laboratories, end stage renal disease facilities, and rural health clinics;
- Licensing and certification of long term care facilities including nursing homes, hospital long term care units, and county medical care facilities;
- Inspection and registration of radiation machines;
- Review of health facility construction plans and issuing construction permits;
- Quality Improvement Nurse Consultation Program for Long Term Care Facilities
The Bureau has offices in Lansing, Gaylord and Detroit. The Bureau consists of the central Bureau Office and four Divisions: Health Facilities & Services, Licensing & Certification, Nursing Home Monitoring, and Operations.