Public Health Emergency Michigan Provider Licensing Guidance

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is set to end the federal Public Health Emergency May 11. At that time, the special privileges and exemptions Michigan extended to licensed healthcare facilities and providers during the pandemic will be discontinued. Beginning May 12, all healthcare providers and health facilities operating in Michigan must have the appropriate license(s) and permit(s) required under Michigan and federal law.

Impacted by this notice are emergency certificate of need approvals granted to hospitals and health systems for additional licensed beds.

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) expressed to the MHA a willingness to work with healthcare providers to minimize any interruptions in the delivery of care by healthcare providers and within their facilities.

LARA’s Bureau of Community and Health Systems (BCHS) issues state licenses for various health facilities, agencies and programs. The BCHS webpage contains information on how to apply for a State of Michigan health facility license or permit. Members with questions about health facility license may contact the BCHS.

LARA’s Bureau of Professional Licensing (BPL) issues state licenses for health professionals. The BPL webpage contains information on how to apply for a State of Michigan health professional license. Members with questions about health professional licensure may contact the BPL.

Members with further questions about licensure and the ending of the PHE may contact Laura Appel at the MHA.