Farmington Hills Pharmacist Loses License

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

June 8, 2005

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has summarily suspended the pharmacist license of Mark D. Kaploe, R.Ph., based on his felony conviction in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan.

On November 9, 2004, Kaploe was convicted of Health Care Fraud, a felony. As a result, Kaploe was sentenced to 180 days home confinement with electronic monitoring, ordered to pay an assessment in the amount of $100 and restitution in the amount of $48,000, and placed on probation for a period of 36 months with terms.

On May 26, 2005, MDCH issued an order immediately suspending Kaploe’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 Kaploe’s pharmacist 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.