Lansing Nurse Has License Summarily Suspended

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

January 12, 2006

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has summarily suspended the registered nurse license and the licensed practical nurse license of Tasheka Moshaneak Edwards, R.N., L.P.N., based on her felony conviction in the 30th Judicial Circuit Court of Ingham County. Edwards failed to report her conviction to MDCH as required by the Public Health Code.

On August 18, 2004, Edwards was convicted of one misdemeanor count of Weapons-Firearms-Safety Inspection Violation and one felony count of Attempted Tampering with Evidence. As a result, Edwards was placed on probation for a period of one year with terms, and ordered to pay costs in the amount of $480.

On January 5, 2006, MDCH issued an order immediately suspending Edward’s licenses 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 Edward’s registered nurse license and 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.