Howell Physician's Assistant Has License Summarily Suspended

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

June 2, 2005

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has summarily suspended the physician’s assistant license of Eric Andres Anderson, P.A., based on his misdemeanor convictions in the 53rd Judicial District Court of Livingston County, Michigan. Anderson failed to report his convictions to MDCH as required by the Public Health Code.

On February 1, 2005, Anderson was convicted of Operating Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance with an Occupant Under Age 16 and Possession of a Forged or Altered Prescription, both misdemeanors. As a result, Anderson was sentenced to 48 days in jail with credit for 48 days, placed on probation with terms for a period of two years, and ordered to pay fines and costs totaling $2,095.00.

On May 20, 2005, MDCH issued an order immediately suspending Anderson’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 misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for a maximum of two years or a misdemeanor involving the illegal delivery, possession or use of a controlled substance. An administrative hearing will be scheduled to address the status of Anderson’s physician’s assistance 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.