Social Worker Has License Summarily Suspended

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

December 5, 2006

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has summarily suspended the licensed bachelors social worker license of Lee D. Maki, L.B.S.W., based on felony charges that were filed in the 96th Judicial District Court, Marquette County.

On June 28, 2006, Maki was charged with two counts of Embezzlement-Agent or Trustee $1,000 or More but Less Than $20,000, both felonies. The matter was based on criminal charges that stemmed from Maki's mishandling of a patient's funds and criminal charges are currently pending in the 25th Judicial Circuit Court, Marquette County.

On November 13, 2006, MDCH issued an order immediately suspending Maki's license. An administrative hearing will be scheduled to address the status of Maki's licensed bachelor's social worker 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.