Dearborn Heights Nurse Loses License

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

August 1, 2006

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has summarily suspended the licensed practical nurse license of Earletta A. Johnson, L.P.N., based on her felony conviction in Third Judicial Circuit Court, Wayne County.

On July 8, 1999, Johnson was convicted of one felony count of Welfare Fraud. As a result, Johnson was placed on probation for a period of three years, ordered to pay restitution up to the total amount of the welfare benefits unlawfully received, and ordered to perform 150 hours of community service.

In addition, Johnson has also been convicted of two misdemeanor offenses. On March 15, 2005, Johnson was convicted of one count of Domestic Violence Aggravated. As a result, Johnson was placed on probation for a period of one year with terms and ordered to pay costs. On May 3, 2006, Johnson was convicted of one count of Providing False Information to Obtain Employment at a Nursing Home. As a result, Johnson was placed on probation for a period of six months and ordered to pay costs and fees.

On July 14, 2006, MDCH issued an order immediately suspending Johnson’s nursing 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 Johnson’s 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.