Ortonville Nurse License Suspended

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

April 5, 2005

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has summarily suspended the registered nurse license of Joseph Michael Davis, R.N., based on his felony conviction in the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court of Oakland County, Michigan. Davis failed to report his conviction to MDCH as required by the Public Health Code.

On January 18, 2005, Davis was convicted of one felony count of Operating Under the Influence of Liquor/Per Se-3rd Offense and one count of Driving While License Suspended, a misdemeanor. As a result, Davis was sentenced to 90 days in jail with one day credit, ordered to perform 60 days of community service, ordered to pay fines and costs totaling $2,915.00, and placed on probation for 18 months.

On March 24, 2005, MDCH issued an order immediately suspending Davis’ 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 Davis’ registered nurse license.

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.