Richland Nurse Has License Summarily Suspended

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

June 24, 2005

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has summarily suspended the licensed practical nurse license of Patricia Ann Hayes, L.P.N., based on her controlled substance related conviction in the 57th Judicial District Court, Kalamazoo County, Michigan. Hayes failed to report her conviction to MDCH as required by the Public Health Code.

On April 20, 2005, Hayes was convicted of Controlled Substance Drugs-Obtaining by False Name. As a result, Hayes was sentenced to pay fines and costs totaling $250.00.

On June 10, 2005, MDCH issued an order immediately suspending Hayes’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 involving the illegal delivery, possession or use of a controlled substance. An administrative hearing will be scheduled to address the status of Hayes’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.