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    Therapist

    Agency: Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

    Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistant

    Required State License(s):

    Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants are licensed with the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Health Care Services, Board of Occupational Therapy; 517-335-0918. www.michigan.gov/healthlicense 

    Further Information:

    Certification is available with the American Occupational Therapists Association; 301-652-2682.

    Physical Therapist

     Required State License(s):

    Physical Therapists must be licensed with the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Health Care Services, Board of Physical Therapy; 517-335-0918. www.michigan.gov/healthlicense 

    Physical Therapist Assistants: Public Act 55 of 2009 was effective on June 25, 2009 and amends the Public Health Code to provide for the licensure of Physical Therapist Assistants. Before Physical Therapist Assistant licenses can be issued, administrative rules must be promulgated. The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, in consultation with the Board of Physical Therapy, will develop administrative rules that establish the minimum standards for licensure for Physical Therapist Assistants. In the interim, the law does provide for the issuance of a Limited Physical Therapist Assistant license provided the applicant is either a graduate of a physical therapist assistant education program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) or an education program that is determined to be equivalent to a CAPTE accredited physical therapist assistant program. No Limited Physical Therapist Assistant licenses will be issued after December 31, 2010. In order to practice as a physical therapist assistant in Michigan on or after January 1, 2011, you must hold either a limited or full physical therapist assistant license. Contact the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Health Care Services, Board of Physical Therapy; 517-335-0918. www.michigan.gov/healthlicense

    Respiratory Therapist

    Required State License(s):

    Respiratory Therapists must be licensed with the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Health Care Services, Board of Respiratory Care; 517-335-0918. www.michigan.gov/healthlicense

    Further Information:

    National certification is available through the National Board for Respiratory Care, 8310 Nieman Road, Lenexa, Kansas 66214; 913-599-4200.

    Revised: September 2013

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