The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) Will Require Implicit Bias Training for Physicians.
The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) will require implicit bias training for physicians (and other health care professionals), effective June 1, 2022. The requirements apply to both new applicants as well as those renewing their existing licenses or registrations.
An applicant for license renewal shall have completed a minimum of 1 hour of implicit bias training for each year of the applicant’s license or registration cycle. An applicant for new licensure, both limited and medical, shall have completed a minimum of 2 hours of implicit bias training within the 5 years immediately preceding issuance of the license or registration.
Physicians will need to report implicit bias credit when they renew their license. Those who renewed in January 2022, needed no training. Physicians who renew in 2023, will need to report 1 hour. Physicians who renew in 2024, will need to report 2 hours. Physicians who renew in 2025, will need to report the full 3 hours. Then after, every 3-year renewal cycle will need to report 3 hours. Training that was taken prior to June 1, 2021, and within the license cycle that is up for renewal, qualifies toward the requirement for renewals. The rule also allows new applicants for licensure or registration to complete the training within the 5 years immediately preceding issuance of the license or registration.
Click here to read the full article on the Michigan State Medical Society website.