Ann Arbor Psychologist Has License Summarily Suspended

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

May 17, 2006

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has summarily suspended the license to practice psychology of Charles B. Fraelich, Ph.D. The MDCH Bureau of Health Professions orders a summary suspension when it believes that the public’s health, safety, and welfare warrant emergency action.

On April 26, 2006, Fraelich was indicted for Aggravated Sexual Abuse with Children and Transportation for Illegal Sexual Activity-Coercion and Enticement, in the United States Federal District Court, Northern District of Georgia. The indictment was based, in part, on Fraelich’s using the Internet to solicit a sexual meeting with an underage girl. The criminal matter remains pending.

On May 4, 2006, MDCH issued an order immediately suspending Fraelich’s license pursuant to the Public Health Code. An administrative hearing will be scheduled to address the status of Fraelich’s license to practice psychology.

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.