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    Michigan Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery

    The Michigan Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery was originally formed with the enactment of Public Act 162 of 1903. This Act regulated the practice of osteopathic medicine and surgery in the State of Michigan; provided for the examination, licensing and registration of osteopathic physicians and surgeons; and provided for the discipline of offenders against the Act. On September 30, 1978, this authority was transferred to the Public Health Code, Public Act 368 of 1978, as amended.

    The practice of osteopathic medicine and surgery, as defined in the Public Health Code, means a separate, complete, and independent school of medicine and surgery, utilizing full methods of diagnosis and treatment in physical and mental health and disease, including the prescription and administration of drugs and biologicals, operative surgery, obstetrics, radiological and other electromagnetic emissions, and placing special emphasis on the interrelationship of the musculoskeletal system to other body systems.

    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 health practitioners and verifying continuing medical education during licensure. The Board also has the obligation to take disciplinary action against licensees who have adversely affected the public's health, safety, and welfare.

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    MCL 333.17501, Act 368 of 1978

    Contact Information

    LARA-Bureau of Health Care Services
    Phone: (517) 335-0918
    Fax: (517) 241-9416


    Charles Edwards Kelly, Ortonville


    Osteopathic Physicians
    Term expires 12/31/14


    William Charles Cunningham, Grand Rapids


    Osteopathic Physicians

    Term expires 12/31/14


    Peter T. McAndrews III, Traverse City


    Osteopathic Physicians
    Term expires 12/31/14


    Dennis William Dobritt, Bloomfield Hills


    Osteopathic Physicians
    Term expires 12/31/14


    Susan C. Sevensma, Grand Rapids

    Osteopathic Physicians
    Term expires 12/31/14

    James Kilmark, Belleville

    Physician's Assistants

    Term expires 12/31/15


    Catherine Heise, Plymouth

    General Public

    Term expires 12/31/15

    David Walters, Brighton

    Osteopathic physicians

    Term expires 12/31/16


    Sheryl Thompson, Reed City

    General Public

    Term expires 12/31/16


    Steve Ebben, Lake Orion

    General Public

    Term expires 12/31/17


    Diane Parrett, Norton Shores

    Osteopathic Physicians
    Term expires 12/31/17

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