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New Implicit Bias Training Class Extended to 2 Hours

New Implicit Bias Training Class Extended to 2 Hours

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) now requires implicit bias training for physicians (and other health care professionals).  The requirements apply to both new applicants as well as those renewing their existing licenses or registrations starting on June 1, 2022. 

New Applicants for licensure 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 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. Subsequent renewals will require 1 hour of implicit bias training for each year of the license or registration cycle.  For fully licensed physicians, this will be 3 hours for their 3-year license. 


Renewal Timeframe

Implicit Bias Educational Hours Needed

June 1, 2021 – May 31, 2022


June 1, 2022 – May 31, 2023

1 hour

June 1, 2023 – May 31, 2024

2 hours

June 1, 2024 – May 31, 2025

3 hours

The MSMS Foundation worked with Henry Ford Health System on a new two-part monthly series, titled, “Reducing Unconscious Bias - an Imperative (RUBI): Foundation and Impacts on Patient Care,” which includes a one-hour on-demand video followed by a one-hour live webinar.  To meet the implicit bias requirement, physicians will need to complete Part 1 and Part 2 to receive 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 

After completing Part 1, participants may choose any of the following Part 2 sessions to complete the activity: 

July 13, 2022
August 10, 2022
September 21, 2022
October 12, 2022
November 16, 2022
November 30, 2022

All sessions will run from 12:00-1:00 pm.

MSMS will be offering additional 2022 Implicit Bias educational opportunities in the near future.

Learn more about the MSMS Implicit Bias Monthly Series>>

Statement of Accreditation:
The Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The MSMS designates this other activity (Two Part Activity, Part 1 Enduring Material and Part 2 Live) for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: The ACCME is approved by the Board of Nursing as an acceptable provider of continuing education for license renewal or relicensure.