Otisville Nurse Has License Summarily Suspended

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

December 28, 2005

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has summarily suspended the registered nurse license of Paul Alan Schroeder, R.N., based on his felony conviction in the 40th Judicial Circuit Court of Lapeer County, Michigan. Schroeder failed to report his conviction to MDCH as required by the Public Health Code.

On June 30, 2005, Schroeder was convicted of Financial Transaction Device-Illegal Use, a felony. As a result, Schroeder was sentenced to 45 days in jail with credit for one day, placed on probation with terms for a period of six months, and ordered to pay fines, costs restitution totaling $2,978.

On November 2, 2005, MDCH issued an order immediately suspending Schroeder’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 or a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for a maximum term 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 Schroeder’s registered 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.