Irons Chiropractor Loses License

Contact: James McCurtis, Jr. (517) 241-2112
Agency: Community Health

December 26, 2007

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has immediately suspended the chiropractic license of Rosemary A. Pushies, D.C., based on her felony conviction in the United States District Court, Western District of Michigan.

On July 12, 2007, Pushies was convicted of one count of health care fraud, a felony. As a result, Pushies was sentenced to imprisonment for a period of six months, followed by two years of supervised release with terms, and ordered, to pay fines, costs and restitution in the amount of $148,284.18.

On Dec. 10, 2007, MDCH issued an order summarily suspending Pushies' license pursuant to the Public Health Code which provides for the mandatory summary suspension of a health professional upon the conviction of a felony. An administrative hearing will be scheduled to address the status of Pushies' chiropractic 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.