Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
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.