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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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Statute

MCL 333.17501, 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  

William Charles Cunningham, Grand Rapids

Osteopathic Physicians

Term expires 12/31/14

 

Dennis William Dobritt, Bloomfield Hills

Osteopathic Physicians
Term expires 12/31/14

 

James Kilmark, Belleville

Physician's Assistants

Term expires 12/31/15

 

Laura Marcero, Grosse Pointe Farms

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

Tom Goodwin, Kalamazoo
Osteopathic physicians
Term expires 12/31/18

David Waterson, DeWitt
Osteopathic physcians
Term expires 12/31/18

Susan Sevensma, Grand Rapids
Osteopathic physicians
Term expires 12/31/18