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About the Health Professions Division
The Health Professions Division regulates over 400,000 health professionals in Michigan who are licensed, registered, or certified under Articles 7 and 15 of the Michigan Public Health Code. The Health Professions Division is one of three divisions within the newly created Bureau of Health Care Services in the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
This regulation consists of licensing/registering 32 health care occupations, including pharmacies and manufacturer/wholesale distributors. Additionally, the Bureau receives and investigates allegations against these professionals. Regulatory discipline is usually a function of a licensing board or task force which is composed of both professional and public members appointed by the Governor.
The Bureau also provides support to the Controlled Substances Advisory Commission, the Health Professional Recovery Program, and the Advisory Committee on Pain and Symptom Management.
The mission of the Health Professions Division is to protect and preserve the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Michigan by supporting a qualified healthcare workforce through the licensing, professional development and regulation of health professionals.
- Provide a high level of service to all stakeholders by conducting business in a courteous, professional and timely manner.
- Provide a fair, consistent and timely process for those applying for a license or registration and maintain accurate records of those licenses and registrations issued.
- Provide an objective, efficient and timely process for addressing allegations involving health professionals licensed or registered by the Division and develop proactive policies and procedures designed to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Michigan.
- Promote the continuous development of the individual health professional and address current and emerging issues of the health care industry.
- Provide the public with information and educational resources regarding the licensing, regulation and practice standards of health professions.
- Collaborate with stakeholders to explore issues impacting the supply, training and employment of individual health care professions.