Lansing Nurse Has License Summarily Suspended

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

March 3, 2004

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has summarily suspended the nursing license of Jaime Alonzo Flores, R.N., L.P.N., due to a felony conviction. Flores failed to report his conviction to MDCH as required by the Public Health Code.

Flores was granted a licensed practical nurse license and a registered nurse license on July 2002, and June 2003, respectively based on the representations Respondent made on his applications.

A review of Flores’ nursing applications revealed that Flores failed to disclose an August 20, 1997, misdemeanor conviction of Person Under 21-Purchase, Consume, Possess; and January 29, 1999, misdemeanor convictions of Operating Under the Influence of Liquor/Per Se and Driving While License Suspended. On August 22, 2003, Flores pled guilty in the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court, Oakland County, Michigan to one felony count of Operating Under the Influence of Liquor – Third Offense and one misdemeanor count of Driving While License Suspended – Second Offense.

Flores was sentenced to 93 days in jail, placed on probation for a period of two years, and ordered to pay fines, costs, and fees totaling $3,810. On February 20, 2004, MDCH issued an order summarily suspending Flores’ licenses 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 Flores’ nursing licenses. More information about disciplinary actions taken by the health professional licensing boards is available on the MDCH website at: http://www.michigan.gov/mdch, then select the Health Systems and Licensing link.