LARA Reminder: Patient Record Requirements

July 25, 2018

The Bureau often receives complaints from individuals who are unable to obtain their medical records or about medical records that are mishandled by providers. We want to remind providers of the requirements to maintain and provide medical records.

Pursuant to Michigan law, MCL 333.16213, an individual licensed or registered under the Public Health Code must keep and maintain a record for each patient for whom they have provided medical services. Unless a longer retention period is required under federal or state laws or regulations, or by generally accepted standards of medical or professional practice, a licensee must keep and retain each record for a minimum of 7 years from the date of service for that patient. A licensee is obligated under statute to fulfill these requirements, even in the event a licensee sells or closes their practice, retires from practice, or otherwise ceases to practice.

A licensee that fails to comply with this requirement is subject to administrative action against their license, including a fine up to $10,000.00. Further details regarding a licensee’s obligation to maintain patient records can be found here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office via email at BPLHelp@michigan.gov.

Sincerely,

Bureau of Professional Licensing

AMHCA Virtual Action Advocacy Day June 18th, 2018

A m e r i c a n M e n t a l H e a l t h
C o u n s e l o r s A s s o c i a t i o n
# S e n i o r s N e e d M H C o u n s e l o r s
C a m p a i g n
ABOUT THE SENIORS MENTAL HEALTH ACCESS
IMPROVEMENT ACT
If passed by the U.S. Congress, the Seniors Mental Health Access Improvement Act
(S. 1879/HR 3032) would include licensed mental health counselors and marriage and
family therapists as eligible recipients of Medicare funding.
OVERALL GOAL
On
Monday, June 18, 2018
the entire mental health counselor community is uniting
through social media outreach, combined with calls, to U.S. Senate and House offices, to build support for and pass S. 1879/HR 3032 into law. We need your help to pressure your Representatives to support the Seniors Mental Health Access Improvement Act!
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Calls to select Senators and Representatives
Facebook posts, tag ging targeted Members of Congress and using
#SeniorsNeedMHCounselors
Twitter posts, tag ging targeted Members of Congress and using
#SeniorsNeedMHCounselors

Behavioral Health Provider Educational Seminar

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network are offering a seminar for behavioral health providers. Topics covered will include many of the applications available through Blue Cross and BCN Provider Secured Services, including e-referral, Benefit Explainer, and Provider Enrollment and Change Self-Service. You only need to attend one educational conference as the same information will be provided at each.
Tuesday, July 18, 9 a.m. – Noon (RSVP by July 9)
 
Complete the attached form and send it to RSVP.

Somatic and Attachment Focused EMDR Therapy Training

Somatic and Attachment Focused EMDR Therapy Training

(Formerly EMDR Level 1 and Level 2)

is coming to Troy, Michigan!

Sponsored by Hough Counseling and Assessments, PLLC

EMDR Basic Training with the Personal Transformation Institute, meets and exceeds the EMDRIA requirements. The complete training includes 10 hours of consultation. Other trainings offer only 1 part at a time and do not include the cost of consultation in the total training package.

DATES OF THE TROY TRAINING ARE AS FOLLOWS:

Sept. 13-15 & Oct. 18-20, 2018

REGISTER HERE: https://emdr-training.net/emdr-training-event/troy-mi-fall-2018/

Training fee: $1499.00, $1399.00 if registered and paid 30 days in advance of training.

Fee includes all 6 days of training and the required 10 hours of consultation!

$200 group discount for 4 or more registering together.

Participants must attend all six days to be fully trained and eventually eligible for certification through EMDRIA.   This training is EMDRIA Approved!

If you have any questions please contact HoughCounseling@msn.com