Taylor Physician Loses License

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

April 21, 2005

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has summarily suspended the license to practice osteopathic medicine and surgery of Paul Howard Emerson, D.O. based on his felony conviction in the Third Judicial Circuit Court of Wayne County, Michigan. Emerson failed to report his conviction to MDCH as required by the Public Health Code.

On February 7, 2005, Emerson was convicted of Carrying a Concealed Weapon, a felony. As a result, Emerson was sentenced to jail for three months or until he paid costs in the amount of $800.00.

On April 11, 2005, MDCH issued an order immediately suspending Emerson’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 Emerson’s osteopathic medicine and surgery 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.