Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
The Michigan Board of Audiology was formed with the enactment of Public Act 97 of 2004.
The practice of audiology as defined in the Public Health Code means the nonmedical and nonsurgical application of principles, methods, and procedures related to disorders of hearing.
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 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.
The Michigan Board of Audiology consists of 9 voting members: 5 audiologists, 2 physicians and 2 public members.