Michigan Board of Acupuncture

The Michigan Board of Acupuncture was formed with the enactment of Public Act 30 of 2006.
The practice of acupuncture as defined in the Public Health Code means the insertion and manipulation of needles through the surface of the human body at specific locations on the human body for the prevention or correction of disease, injury, pain or other condition.
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 acupuncturists. The Board also has the obligation to take disciplinary action against registrants who have adversely affected the public's health, safety, and welfare.
The Michigan Board of Acupuncture consists of 13 voting members: 7 acupuncturists, 3 physicians and 3 public members.
The board works with the department to oversee the practice of approximately 89 acupuncturists.
 
Statute
 
 
Contact Information
 
LARA – Bureau of Professional Licensing
Phone:  (517) 373-8068
FAX:  (517) 241-2389
Web:  www.michigan.gov/bpl
Email:  BPL-BoardSupport@michigan.gov
 
Members
 
Brenda Donaldson, Farmington Hills
Term expires 6/30/17
Represents physicians licensed under part 170 or 175

Annie Haas, East Lansing
Term expires 6/30/18
Represents acupuncturists

Beth Converse, West Bloomfield
Term expires 6/30/18
Represents acupuncturists

Renee Hubbs, Lansing
Term expires 6/30/18
Represents acupuncturists

Jonell Underwood, Dansville
Term expires 6/30/18
General Public

Sarah Wernert, Sterling Heights
Term expires 6/30/18
General Public

Julie Silver, Royal Oak
Term expires 6/30/18
Represents acupuncturists

Jonathan Zaidan, Bloomfield Hills
Term expires 6/30/18
Represents physician licensed under part 170 or 175

 
Xiaohong Tan, East Lansing
Term expires 6/30/19
Represents acupuncturists
 
David Krofcheck, Richland
Term expires 6/30/19
Represents acupuncturists
 
Sheryl Blanchard, Okemos
Term expires 6/30/19
General Public
 
Anne Biris, Ann Arbor
Term expires 6/30/20
Represents acupuncturists
 
John Sealey, Orchard Lake
Term expires 6/30/21
Represents physicians licensed under part 170 or 175