Edwardsburg Pharmacist Has License Summarily Suspended

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

March 25, 2004

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has summarily suspended the pharmacist license of Shane A. Daniels, R.Ph., due to his conviction in the Fifth Judicial District Court, Berrien County, Michigan.

Daniels failed to report his conviction to MDCH as required by the Public Health Code. On September 23, 2003, Daniels was convicted of Obtained Property Under False Pretenses Greater Than $200.00 and Less Than $1,000.00, a misdemeanor.

The conviction stemmed from Daniels’ diversion of controlled substances from his employer for personal use. Daniels was placed on probation for a period of 24 months and ordered to pay fines, costs, and restitution totaling $3,577.94.

On March 18, 2004, MDCH issued an order summarily suspending Daniels’ license pursuant to the Public Health Code, which provides for the mandatory summary suspension of a health professional upon the conviction of a misdemeanor involving the illegal delivery, possession, or use of a controlled substance. An administrative hearing will be scheduled to address the status of Daniels’ pharmacist license.

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.