Michigan Board of Occupational Therapists

Public Act 473 of 1988 amended the Public Health Code, Public Act 368 of 1978, creating the Michigan Board of Occupational Therapists.
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 ascertaining minimal entry level competency of occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants. 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 Occupational Therapists consists of 9 voting members: 5 occupational therapists and 4 public members, one of whom shall be a physician. Each board member serves 4 year terms.

Statute

Contact Information

LARA – Bureau of Professional Licensing
Phone:  (517) 373-8068
FAX:  (517) 241-2389
Web:  www.michigan.gov/bpl
Email:  BPL-BoardSupport@michigan.gov

Members 

Kimberly Pace, Southgate
Term ends 12/31/18
Professional Member

Richard Bryce, Royal Oak
Term ends 12/31/19
Public Member who is a Physician

Kelly King, OTR, Wyoming
Term ends 12/31/20
Professional Member

Lynn Kaiser, Flat Rock
Term ends 12/31/21
Professional Member

Janet Santos, Saline
Term ends 12/31/21
Professional Member

Valerie Palmer, Kalamazoo
Term ends 12/31/21
Public Member

Matthew Swan, Eaton Rapids
Term Eends 12/31/21
Professional Member

David Oh, West Bloomfield
Term ends 12/31/21
Public Member


Vacant
Term ends 12/31/21
Public Member