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Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
  • id
  • date
    2010-11-11
  • Geographical Area
    United States of America
  • Jurisdiction
    Michigan
  • Organisation
    Michigan Board of Nursing
  • Address

    Postal Address
    Bureau of Health Professions
    PO Box 30670
    Lansing,
    MICHIGAN 48909-8170

    Location Address
    Ottawa Towers North
    611 W Ottawa 1st Floor
    Lansing
    MICHIGAN 48933

  • Phone
    +1 517 335 0918
  • Fax
    +1 517 373 2179
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Diane Lewis MBA, BA
    Policy Manager for Licensing Division
  • Regulatory Body
    The Michigan Board of Nursing is within the Bureau of Health professions, a section of the Department of Community Health.

    The Michigan Board of Nursing was originally created with the enactment of the Nurse Practice Act, Public Act 319 of 1909, and authority was transferred to the Nursing Practice Act of 1967 by Public Act 149 of 1967. On September 30, 1978, authority was again transferred to the Public Health Code, Public Act 368 of 1978, as amended.

    The Michigan Public Health Code defines the practice of nursing in Michigan and empowers the Board to establish qualifications for nurse licensure; to establish standards for education and approve nurse education programs; develop and implement criteria for assurance of continued competency; and take disciplinary action against licensees when the health, safety, and welfare of the public has been adversely affected.

    http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-27417_27529_27542-59003--,00.html (accessed on 22.04.2009)

  • Health System
    Health care in the United States is mainly provided in the private sector (both for profit and for non-profit) and to a lesser degree by public funding for the poor, elderly, disabled, children and veterans.  The United States does not have a universal health care system.

    In the United States expenditure on health care in actual dollars and as a proportion of gross domestic product (GDP) and on a per-capita basis is greater, than in any other nation in the world. The World Health Organisation reports that in 2005 the US total expenditure on health as 15 % of GDP and that the total expenditure on health per capita was $US6350. http://www.who.int/countries/usa/en/ (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    In 2006, around 84% of US citizens had some form of health insurance and about 16% of the population, or 47 million Americans were without health insurance coverage. http://www.census.gov/prod/2007pubs/p60-233.pdf (accessed on 22.04.2009).

    The number of acute care hospital beds in the United States in 2000 was 2.9 per 1 000 population. Bed numbers have declined and this coincides with a reduction in average length of stays in hospitals and an increase in day-surgery patients.
    The United States has among the lowest average lengths of stay for most procedures.  http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/20/48/16502658.pdf (accessed on 22.04.2009).

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