Grandville Nurse Loses License

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

February 4, 2005

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has summarily suspended the registered nurse license of Barbara Jo McCarty, R.N., a/k/a Barbara Jo Kladder, based on her felony conviction in the 17th Judicial Circuit Court, Kent County, Michigan.

On August 31, 2004, McCarty was convicted of OUIL/Per Se/OWI – 3rd Offense, a felony. As a result, McCarty was sentenced to serve 123 days in jail and ordered to pay an $8,100.00 oversight fee. Additionally, McCarty was placed on probation for a period of 60 months and required to abstain from the use and possession of alcohol or other intoxicants.

Previously, on October 6, 1999, McCarty was convicted of Operating Under the Influence of Liquor (OUIL)/Per Se/Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) – 2nd Offense Notice, a misdemeanor. As a result, McCarty was placed on probation for a period of 12 months, with terms, and ordered to pay fines, fees and costs in the amount of $930.00.

On January 18, 2005, MDCH issued an order immediately suspending McCarty’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 McCarty’s registered nurse 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.