Ecorse Nurse Has License Summarily Suspended

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

June 30, 2005

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has summarily suspended the licensed practical nurse license of Christopher Tobias Patillo, L.P.N., based on his felony conviction in the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court of Oakland County, Michigan. Patillo failed to report his conviction to MDCH as required by the Public Health Code.

On March 3, 2005, Patillo was convicted of three felony counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct-First Degree, one felony count of Home Invasion-First Degree, and one misdemeanor count of Domestic Violence. As a result, Patillo was sentenced to 12 to 40 years in prison for the criminal sexual conduct convictions, 10 to 20 years in prison on the home invasion conviction, and 93 days in jail with 93 days credit on the domestic violence conviction. Additionally, Patillo was ordered to pay an assessment and costs totaling $340.00.

On June 22, 2005, MDCH issued an order immediately suspending Patillo’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 Patillo’s licensed practical nurse license.

For more information on disciplinary actions taken by the health professional licensing boards within MDCH, please go to the Bureau of Health Professions' licensing site.