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Michigan Implicit Bias LARA training R 338.7004

New Michigan Implicit Bias Training CE

Michigan has a new requirement for implicit bias continuing education. The new requirement took effect June 1, 2022. Here’s the best way to get that necessary coursework done to make your life easier!

How does this course meet criteria for Michigan?

Renew Now CE is nationally accredited as a provider through the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC) Provider P0557 and is an approved provider by both the Michigan Board of Nursing and Pharmacy, ID 50-18921. According to the training standards R 338.7004, training obtained by a nationally-recognized or state-recognized health-related organization, meets criteria, additionally, an educational program that has been approved by any board, meets criteria.

Each of our courses is designed to meet the requirements of both the ANCC and R 338.7004, the courses include a pre-test and post-test, a LIVE (10-min webinar), interactive instruction, and meet the Michigan requirements in the Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Public Health Code Rules 338.7004. The written portion, test questions and webinar time all factor into awarding of continuing education credits. 

This implicit bias training course is free from commercial support. Course Author & Planning Committee Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Joanna Nolte, APRN, MSN, and Tamarah Jungklaus, APRN, MSN, have no conflict of interest or disclosures.

How many hours do I need?

New applicants for licensure or registration are required to have completed 2 hours of implicit bias training within the 5 years immediately preceding issuance of the license or registration.

Renewing licensees and registrants are required to complete 1 hour of implicit bias training for each year of their license or registration cycle. However, for initial renewal after June 1, 2021, licensees will only need to have 1 hour for each year since the rule’s promulgation date of June 1, 2021. For example, if you are scheduled to renew your license in August of 2022, you would only be required to have 1 hour of training, even if the length of your license was 3 years. 

Subsequent renewals will require 1 hour of implicit bias training for each year of the license or registration cycle.

What kind of training will satisfy the new implicit bias training rule?

There is an interactive requirement for this training: acceptable modalities of training include any of the following:

(i) A teleconference or webinar that permits live synchronous interaction.
(ii) A live presentation.
(iii) Interactive online instruction.

Who can provide training?

The new rule by Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Public Health Code Rules: R 338.7004 has outlined accepted sponsors of the new continuing education requirement. The following trainings and its sponsors are accepted in the new rule:

  • Training offered by a nationally-recognized or state-recognized health-related organization.
  • Training offered by, or with, a state or federal agency.
  • Training obtained in an educational program that has been approved by any board
  • Training offered by an accredited college or university.
  • An organization specializing in diversity, equity, and inclusion issues.

The new rule also requires licensees to retain documentation of meeting the requirements of this rule for a period of 6 years from the date of applying for licensure, registration, or renewal.

Renew Now CE nationally accredited as a provider through the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC) Provider P0557 and is an approved provider by both the Michigan Board of Nursing and Pharmacy, ID 50-18921. We report course completions to CE Broker (currently only reporting for two boards: nursing and pharmacy). We do not report to NABP CPE monitor. 

The webinar portion of this class is live and interactive and can be completed on your phone, tablet, or computer. The live webinar portion is under 10 minutes and offered frequently for your convenience.

Do you have to report your implicit bias certificate to the state?

The learner does not need to report their certificate of completion for implicit bias to the state of Michigan. During application or renewal, an applicant, licensee, or registrant will attest to compliance with the new rule and completion of a LARA compliant implicit bias training. The department may select and audit a sample of licensees or registrants and request documentation of proof of compliance with the rule. If audited by the department, a licensee or registrant shall provide proof of completion of training. This proof can be either of the following:

  • A completion certificate issued by the training program that includes the date of the training, the program sponsor’s name, the program’s title, and the licensee’s or registrant’s name.
  • A self-attestation by the licensee or registrant that includes the date of the training, the program sponsor’s name, the program’s title, and the licensee’s or registrant’s name.

What professions need to comply with this new rule regarding Implicit Bias Training?

All health care professions licensed or registered under the Michigan Public Health Code, except for Veterinary Medicine, are required to take Implicit Bias Training. This includes:

Acupuncture
Athletic Trainers
Audiologists
Behavior Analysts
Chiropractors Counselors
Dentistry
Genetic Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapy Massage Therapy
Medicine
Midwifery
Nursing
Nursing Home Administrators
Occupational Therapy
Optometry
Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery
Pharmacy (Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, etc.)
Physical Therapy
Physician’s Assistants
Podiatric Medicine
Surgery Psychology
Respiratory Therapy
Sanitarian
Social Worker
Speech-Language Pathology

According to the LARA training standards R 338.7004, courses from Renew Now CE meet requirements for all health professions in the state of Michigan. 

What are the LARA Michigan requirements for Implicit Bias training?

Make sure your course meets the requirements for implicit bias training for nurses in Michigan. Courses must meet the Michigan requirements in the Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Public Health Code Rules: R 338.7004.

Training content must include, but is not limited to, 1 or more of the following topics:

(i) Information on implicit bias, equitable access to health care, serving a diverse population, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and cultural sensitivity.
(ii) Strategies to remedy the negative impact of implicit bias by recognizing and understanding how it impacts perception, judgment, and actions that may result in inequitable decision making, failure to effectively communicate, and result in barriers and disparities in the access to and delivery of health care services.
(iii) The historical basis and present consequences of implicit biases based on an individual’s characteristics.
(iv) Discussion of current research on implicit bias in the access to and delivery of health care services.

Training must include strategies to reduce disparities in access to and delivery of health care services and the administration of pre- and post-test implicit bias assessments.

Renew Now CE is an accredited provider through the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC) Provider P0557 and the Michigan Board of Nursing and Pharmacy 50-18921. Each of our courses is designed for efficiency and learner confidence. Come experience why our learners rate us 4.7 out of 5 stars!

We offer 1 and 2 hour Implicit Bias Training CE courses. The webinar portion of these class is live and interactive and can be completed on your phone, tablet, or computer. The live webinar portion is under 10 minutes and offered frequently for your convenience.

Does Michigan require implicit bias training for nurses?

All health care professions licensed or registered under the Michigan Public Health Code, except for Veterinary Medicine, are required to take Implicit Bias Training.

What happens if I cannot make the webinar time I signed up for?

Email us at hello@renewnowce.com and we will send you an upcoming webinar link. To view all upcoming course offerings and webinars, visit this page: Implicit Bias Training CE schedule

Licensing and Regulatory Affairs [LARA]. (2021). Public Health Code – General Rules: R 338.7004.