Detroit Social Service Technician Has License Summarily Suspended

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

January 26, 2007

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has summarily suspended the social service technician license of Daren Dwayne Reese, S.S.T., based on his felony convictions in the Third Judicial Circuit Court, of Wayne County. Reese failed to report his convictions to MDCH as required by the Public Health Code.

On September 22, 2006, Reese was convicted of two felony counts of Controlled Substance-Delivery/Manufacture (Narcotic or Cocaine) Less than 50 Grams with a Habitual Offender-Fourth Offense Notice on both counts, and one felony count of Weapons-Felony Firearm. As a result, Reese was sentenced to four to 20 years in prison, with credit for 106 days served and was ordered to pay costs of $660.

On January 12, 2007, MDCH issued an order summarily suspending Reese'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 Reese's social service technician 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.