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Michigan State Resources:

1. State Insurance Commissioner:

Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs – For information and “how-to” file a complaint, scroll down to Health Insurance/HMO.

2. State Medical Board:

Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs – Health Professional Licensing Complaints

3. State Minority Office:

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) was established by executive order to serve as the coordinating body for minority health issues in the state of Michigan.

4. State Nursing Board:

Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs – Health Professional Licensing Complaints

5. State Midwifery Organization:

The Michigan Midwives Association (MMA) represents a network of midwives, childbirth professionals, and students, and the spectrum of the Midwives Model of Care. We believe out-of-hospital births, attended by trained midwives, are an essential option for healthy women and their families. We support the rights of parents to make informed decisions about childbirth. The MMA supports advances in the profession of midwifery which enhance quality, community, and education among midwives, consumers, and other health care providers. The MMA is a non-profit corporation.

6. State Friends of Midwives site:

Friends of Michigan Midwives Mission:  To educate and inform the public about the profession of midwifery and the Midwifery Model of CareTM; to promote and support the profession of midwifery in the state of Michigan; and to support local chapters of FoMM in providing hands on services and assistance to the midwives in their area.

7. State Healthy Start or Associated Improved Pregnancy Program/Director’s email:

Flint/Genesee County Healthy Start
John McKellar, Project Director
(810) 424-4352

Grand Rapids/Strong Beginnings
Peggy Vander Meulen, Project Director
(616) 331-5838

Kalamazoo/Healthy Babies – Healthy Start in Kalamazoo
Carmen Sweezy, Program Coordinator
(269) 373-5165

Saginaw/Great Beginnings Healthy Start
Dawn M. Shanafelt, RN, BSN, BA, Project Director
(989) 758-3853


8. State Pregnant Patient’s Bill of Rights or Patient’s Bill of Rights:

Michigan Patient Rights and Responsibilities

9. State Medicaid Complaint Information:

Office of the Attorney General, scroll down for Medicaid Fraud and Patient Abuse Complaint Filing Information

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