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.

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

Statute

 

Public Act 30 of 2006, MCLA 333.16501

 

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

 

Vacant

Term expires 6/30/17

Represents physicians licensed under part 170 or 175

 

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