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Midland Physician Suspended for Criminal Convictions

Media Contact: LARA Communications 517-373-9280

September 21, 2017 – The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has served an order summarily suspending the medical license of Steven Michael Morris of Midland, Michigan. LARA took this action pursuant to the Public Health Code, which permits suspension of a health professional’s license when the public health, safety, or welfare requires emergency action.

LARA also served an administrative complaint alleging Dr. Morris was convicted of Operating While Intoxicated in 2014 and a second offense Operating While Intoxicated in 2017, however failed to notify LARA of the convictions as required by the Public Health Code. The complaint also alleges that Dr. Morris failed to comply with his monitoring agreement with the Health Professional Recovery Program.

An order of summary suspension is a temporary measure to protect the public and not a final determination that a licensee has violated the Public Health Code.

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