Vicksburg Nurse Loses License

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

March 25, 2004

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has summarily suspended the nursing license of David Charles Sink, R.N., due to his felony convictions in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan.

On September 23, 2003, Sink was convicted of three counts of Possession of a Destructive Device Which Is Not Registered in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.

Sink was sentenced to probation for a period of two years and ordered to pay an assessment of $300.00. The convictions stemmed from Sink’s possession of a Sten machine gun, a silencer, and explosive bombs which were not registered.

On March 15, 2004, MDCH issued an order summarily suspending Sink’s license pursuant to the Public Health Code, which provides for the mandatory summary suspension of a health care professional upon the conviction of a felony.

An administrative hearing will be scheduled to address the status of Sink’s registered nurse 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.