Newberry Psychologist Has License Summarily Suspended

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

May 15, 2006

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has summarily suspended the psychologist license of Herman Rummelt, Ph.D., based on his felony convictions in the United States District Court, Western District of Michigan. Rummelt failed to report his convictions to MDCH as required by the Public Health Code.

On March 28, 2006, Rummelt was convicted of three felony counts of Health Care Fraud. As a result, Rummelt was sentenced to 30 months in prison, to be followed by a three-year period of supervised release, and ordered to pay an assessment and restitution totaling $853,065.

On May 3, 2006, MDCH issued an order immediately suspending Rummelt’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 Rummelt’s psychologist 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.