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State Licensing

State Licensing

This page is designed to assist providers only through the state licensure process, as well as provide additional resources to maintain compliance. For federal certification requirements, click here.

State licensing is required for nursing homes, county medical care facilities, and hospital long term care units.

A state licensure application (BCHS-HFD-100) is required to (Licensure fee required):

A state licensure application is also required to (No fee required):

Click here for a change in Administrator or Director of Nursing (DON)

Licensing Fees

  • Fee: $500, plus $3 per bed after the first 100 beds
  • Annual renewal invoices sent in June of each year
  • License renewals must be paid online no later than July 31st

Other State Agencies

Other state agencies may require approval prior to licensing actions. Contact the following state agencies to determine whether their approval is required.

Certificate of Need (New Facility, Relocation, Increase in Bed Capacity, CHOW)
Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS)
Lewis Cass Building, 3rd Floor
320 S. Walnut Street
Lansing, MI 48913
Phone: 517-241-3344

Health Facilities Engineering Section
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)
PO Box 30664
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517-241-3408

Bureau of Fire Services
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)
3101 Technology Boulevard, Suite H
PO Box 30700
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517-335-5804

Contact Information

Michigan Department of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs
Bureau of Community and Health Systems
611 W. Ottawa Street
PO Box 30664
Lansing, MI 48909

Main Line: 517-335-1980

Long-Term-Care State Licensing 
Phone: 877-458-2757
FAX: 517-763-0213