Canton Pharmacist Has License Summarily Suspended

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

October 12, 2004

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has summarily suspended the pharmacist license of Joseph Paul Licari, R.Ph., based on his felony conviction in the Third Judicial Circuit Court, Wayne County, Michigan.

Licari failed to notify MDCH of his conviction as required by the Public Health Code. On April 21, 2004, Licari pled guilty to Prescription Form-Manufacture/Delivery for fraudulently dispensing controlled substances to his wife.

Licari was placed on probation with terms for a period of six months and was ordered to pay fines and costs totaling $1,425.00.

On September 29, 2004, MDCH issued an order immediately suspending Licari’s license 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 Licari’s pharmacist license.

For more information on disciplinary actions taken by the health professional licensing boards within MDCH, please go to, and click on Health Systems and Licensing.