Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
On November 21, 2017 Governor Snyder signed into law new legislation that provides State oversight of Certified Nurse Aides (CNA) working in Michigan. This legislation would add Part 219 to the Public Health Code, which provides for the training and registration of nurse aides, nurse aide training programs and nurse aide trainers. The new legislation requires the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), Bureau of Community and Health Systems, to administer nurse aide training and registration in conformance with the new Part 219 as well as applicable federal regulations. The new legislation will prohibit an individual from practicing as a nurse aide without certification and registration and prohibit persons or programs from providing training or instruction to a nurse aide candidate without a permit. In addition, this new law will provide for: assessing fees, implementing CNA reciprocity under certain circumstances, and investigations for abuse, neglect and misappropriation of property in health care settings. Consult with the Bureau’s webpage for any updates www.michigan.gov/bchs. Administrative rules are being written in support of this new legislation and will be completed with the help of stakeholder groups.
If you are in need of adult care this fall, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) is offering important tips that will help you find the best facility for your family.
Effective September 28, 2017 Michigan has adopted revised administrative rules for Hospice and Hospice Residences, a project that was initiated in 2015. Attached please find a copy (or link to the attached) of that final rule (2015-069LR).
Please note that a comprehensive rules revision project is underway to review six rule sets, including Hospice and Hospice Residence, for the purpose of focusing on core principles and standards of health facility licensing, fulfilling statutory requirements, comporting with current practice standards, harmonizing with federal laws and regulations, being free of redundant obsolete and unnecessary language and not repeating state or federal law.