Lake Orion Pharmacist Has License Summarily Suspended

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

March 10, 2006

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has summarily suspended the pharmacy license of Charmaine S. Moon, R.Ph., based on her convictions in the 6th Judicial Circuit Court, Oakland County, Michigan. Moon failed to report her convictions to MDCH as required by the Public Health Code.

On August 4, 2005, Moon was convicted of three felony counts of Insurance – Fraudulent Acts and three misdemeanor counts of Controlled Substances Drugs – False Prescription. As a result, Moon was ordered to perform 200 hours of community service and pay $8,255 in fines, restitution, and costs.

On February 14, 2006, MDCH issued an order immediately suspending Moon’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 involving the illegal delivery, possession or use of a controlled substance. An administrative hearing will be scheduled to address the status of Moon’s pharmacy 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.