On December 28, 2018, Governor Rick Snyder signed Senate Bill 331, the State of Michigan Genetic Counseling Licensure Bill into law. This bill, sponsored by Senator Judy Emmons, was introduced in April 2017 at the beginning of the 2017-2018 legislative cycle. It passed the Senate in June 2018 and the House in December 2018, both with overwhelming majorities.
Efforts to achieve licensure in the state of Michigan have been ongoing for over a decade, led by the Michigan Association of Genetic Counselors and championed by Monica Marvin, Clinical Associate Professor in the UM DHG, Angela Trepanier (Wayne State University) and Cheryl Harper (Quest Diagnostics)
Rules and regulations will be drafted in 2019 with implementation to follow. The full bill can be found at https://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(ahopabbas1r1bzr2y4wyikoy))/mileg.aspx?page=getObject&objectName=2017-SB-0331