Marshall Physician has License Summarily Suspended

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

October 13, 2009

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has immediately suspended the medical license of Crispo Garcia Rejano, M.D., based on his felony conviction. Rejano failed to report his conviction to the MDCH as required by the Public Health Code.

On Aug. 3, 2009, in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division, Rejano, 67, was convicted of health care fraud, a felony. As a result, Rejano was placed on probation with specified terms for two years, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $957,344.50. The conviction was based on Rejano receiving kickbacks for making referrals to a durable medical equipment company and for billing Medicare for physical therapy services performed at his office as performed by a licensed physical therapist when, in fact, the physical therapy services were performed by unlicensed assistants or not performed at all.

On Oct. 2, 2009, MDCH issued an order summarily suspending Rejano'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, a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for a maximum term of two years, or a controlled substance-related conviction.

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.