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 and are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

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 
 
Kelly King, OTR, Wyoming
Occupational therapists
Term ends 12/31/20

Lynn Kaiser, Flat Rock
Occupational therapists
Term ends 12/31/21

Janet Santos, Saline
Occupational therapists
Term ends 12/31/21

Valerie Palmer, Kalamazoo
General public
Term expires 12/31/21

Matthew Swan, Eaton Rapids
Occupational therapists
Term Expires 12/31/21

David Oh, West Bloomfield
General public
Term expires 12/31/21

Gregory Zimmerman, Big Rapids
General public
Term expires 12/31/21
 
Mary Jo Vaughn, Wetmore
Occupational therapists
Term expires 12/31/22
 
Melissa Mafiah, Livonia
Public Member who is a physician licensed under 170 or 175
Term expires 12/31/23