Allegan Pharmacist Has License Summarily Suspended

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

January 11, 2007

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has summarily suspended the pharmacist license of Wendy Leigh Wurtz, R.Ph. The MDCH Bureau of Health Professions orders a summary suspension when it believes that the public's health, safety, and welfare warrant emergency action.

Wurtz's practice has been subject to the strict terms and conditions of a Consent Order and Stipulation, issued by the Michigan Board of Pharmacy's Disciplinary Subcommittee on August 11, 2004. In a quarterly employer report, which was required by the Consent Order, Wurtz was given an unsatisfactory rating and had violated certain terms of the Consent Order and Stipulation.

On December 27, 2006, MDCH issued an order immediately suspending Wurtz's pharmacist license. An administrative hearing will be scheduled to address the status of Wurtz's license to practice as a pharmacist.

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.