Grosse Pointe Social Worker Loses License

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

January 10, 2007

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) as summarily suspended the licensed master' social worker license of Latisha Pearl Fields, L.M.S.W., based on her felony conviction in the Third Judicial Circuit Court, Wayne County. Fields failed to report her conviction to MDCH as required by the Public Health Code.

On August 18, 2006, Fields was convicted of one felony count of Financial Transaction Device - Possession. As a result, Field was placed on probation for a period of four years with terms, and ordered to pay costs, restitution and fees in the amount of $2,660.

On December 20, 2006, MDCH issued an order immediately suspending Field'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 Field'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.