Burton Nurse Loses License

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

May 27, 2005

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has summarily suspended the licensed practical nurse license of Sheila D. Stevens, L.P.N., based on her felony conviction in the 48th Judicial Circuit Court of Allegan County, Michigan. Stevens failed to report her conviction to MDCH as required by the Public Health Code.

On February 25, 2005, Stevens was convicted of one felony count of Attempted Controlled Substance-Possession (Narcotic or Cocaine) 50-224 grams. As a result, Stevens was sentenced to three months in jail with one-day credit and ordered to pay fines and costs in the amount of $1,620.00.

On May 18, 2005, MDCH issued an order immediately suspending Steven’s license pursuant to the Public Health Code, which provides for the mandatory summary suspension of a health professional upon the conviction of a felony. An administrative hearing will be scheduled to address the status of Steven’s licensed practical 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.