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    Michigan Board of Medicine

    The Michigan Board of Medicine was originally formed with the enactment of Public Act 237 of 1899. This act provided for the examination, regulation, licensing and registration of physicians and surgeons in the State of Michigan, and for the discipline of offenders against the Act. On January 8, 1974, a new Medical Practice Act, Public Act 185 of 1973, became effective. This Act continued in effect until September 30, 1978, when the Board's authority was transferred to the Public Health Code, Public Act 368 of 1978, as amended.

    The practice of medicine, as defined in the Public Health Code, means the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, cure or relieving of a human disease, ailment, defect, complaint, or other physical or mental condition, by attendance, advice, device, diagnostic test, or other means, or offering, undertaking, attempting to do, or holding oneself out as able to do, any of these acts.

    The Public Health Code mandates certain responsibilities and duties for a health professional licensing board. Underlying all duties is the responsibility of the board to promote and protect the public's health, safety, and welfare. This responsibility is implemented by the Board by ascertaining minimal entry level competency of medical doctors, and requiring continuing medical education during licensure. The Board also has the obligation to take disciplinary action against licensees who have violated the Michigan Public Health Code.

    The Board works with the Department to oversee the practice of medical doctors in the state. The Board of Medicine consists of 19 voting members: 10 medical doctors, 1 physician's assistant, and 8 public members. Each board member serves 4 year terms.

    Click here to access the Board of Medicine homepage and meeting information

    Statute

    MCL 333.17021, Act 368 of 1978

    Contact Information

    LARA- Bureau of Health Care Services

    Phone: (517) 335-0918

    Fax: (517) 241-9416
    Email: BHPinfo@michigan.gov

     

    Members

    Carol Sheridan, Ann Arbor

    General public

    Term expires 12/31/14

     

    Meghan Bisonet, Caledonia

    Physician's assistant

    Term expires 12/31/14 

     

    Dennis Szymanski, Benton Harbor

    Physicians

    Term expires 12/31/15

     

    Mohammed Arsiwala, Novi

    Physicians

    Term expires 12/31/15

     

    Richard Edward Burney, Ann Arbor

    Physicians

    Term expires 12/31/15

     

    James Rogers, Williamsburg

    Physicians

    Term expires 12/31/15

     

    Gail Torreano, Harbor Springs

    General public

    Term expires 12/31/15

     

    Louis Prues, Grosse Pointe Park

    General public

    Term expires 12/31/15

     

    Rosalie Tocco-Bradley, Ann Arbor

    Physicians

    Term expires 12/31/15

    Peter Timothy Graham, East Lansing
    Physicians
    Term expires 12/31/17

    Lisa Huta, Gaylord
    General Public
    Term expires 12/31/17

    Kara Morley-Smolek, Ada
    Physicians
    Term expires 12/31/17

    Renee Johnston, Saginaw
    General Public
    Term expires 12/31/17

    Terri Tahnoose, West Bloomfield
    General Public
    Term expires 12/31/17

    Richard Bates, Ossineke
    Physicians
    Term expires 12/31/17

    Luis Avila, Grand Rapids
    General Public
    Term Expires 12/31/17

    James Sondheimer, West Bloomfield
    Physicians
    Term expires 12/31/17

    Sandra Lee Howell, Mount Pleasant
    Physicians
    Term expires 12/31/17

    Cynthia Jo Pasky, Detroit
    General Public
    Term expires 12/31/17

     

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