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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: BHCS-BoardSupport@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