LARA Permanently Revokes Nassar's Medical License, Issues Largest Fine in Department History

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April 6, 2018 – The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs’ (LARA) Michigan Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery permanently revoked the license of Lawrence Nassar and fined the licensee $1 million on April 5. The fine is the largest issued by a health professional or occupational board in the history of the department.

The $1 million fine – $250,000 for each of the four cited violations of the Public Health Code – is to be paid to the State of Michigan after all restitution, criminal fees and fines, and civil judgments Nassar is ordered to pay have been fully satisfied.

The permanent revocation resulted from Nassar’s convictions which were outlined in a January 2018 administrative complaint.

  • On December 7, 2017, in Federal Court, Nassar was convicted one count each of Receipt and Attempted Receipt of Child Pornography, Possession of Child Pornography, and Destruction and Concealment of Records and Tangible Objects.
  • On January 23, 2018, Nassar was convicted of seven counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the First Degree in Ingham County Circuit Court.
  • On February 5, 2018, Nassar was convicted of three counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the First Degree in Eaton County Circuit Court. 

Prior to the permanent revocation, Nassar’s license was revoked by the board on April 25, 2017 based on LARA’s order summarily suspending Nassar’s license and an administrative complaint filed in January 2017. The actions taken by LARA on the license of Lawrence Nassar are publicly available on his verify a license page.

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