Southfield Social Worker Has License Summarily Suspended

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

January 10, 2007

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has summarily suspended the licensed master's social worker license of Terrell L. Cunningham, L.M.S.W., based on his felony conviction in the United States District Court for the Eastern District. Cunningham failed to report his conviction to MDCH as required by the Public Health Code.

On April 17, 2006, Cunningham was convicted of one felony count of Health Care Fraud. As a result, Cunningham was placed on probation for a period of three years with terms, and ordered to pay restitution of $117,500.

On December 15, 2006, MDCH issued an order immediately suspending Cunningham'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 Cunningham's licensed master'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.