Midland Nurse Loses License

Contact: T.J. Bucholz (517) 241-2112
Agency: Community Health

October 1, 2004

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has summarily suspended the nursing licenses of John S. Jones, R.N., L.P.N., based on his felony conviction in the 42nd Judicial Circuit Court, Midland County, Michigan.

Jones failed to report his conviction as required by the Public Health Code. On October 1, 2003, Jones pled guilty to one felony count of Medical Records/Intentionally Placing False Information on Chart.

The conviction stemmed from Jones falsely documenting that he administered medications while employed at a Midland nursing home. As a result, Jones was placed on probation for a period of 12 months and was ordered to pay fines, costs, and fees totaling $1,320.00.

On September 24, 2004, MDCH issued an order summarily suspending Jones’ licenses pursuant to the Public Health Code, which provides for the mandatory summary suspension of a health professional’s license upon the conviction of a felony.

An administrative hearing will be scheduled to address the status of Jones’ nursing licenses. For more information on disciplinary actions taken by the health professional licensing boards within MDCH, please go to http://www.michigan.gov/mdch, and click on Health Systems and Licensing.