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Health, Education & Family Services (HEFS) Division

The Health, Education & Family Services (HEFS) Division represents the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in all matters involving the Social Welfare Act, the Probate Code, the Adoption Code, and the Child Care Organizations Act. We also represent DHHS in Adult Protective Service proceedings, public assistance issues, and Medicaid-related programs and recoupment matters, including estate recovery and subrogation. 

HEFS serves as legal counsel for the Department of Education and the Michigan Department of Lifelong Education, Advancement, and Potential, including early childhood learning and child care licensing.

We also represent the Department of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs’ Bureau of Community and Health Systems.

Contact the HEFS Division