Hartford Nurse Loses License

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

April 15, 2004

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has summarily suspended the licensed practical nurse license of Loretta Kay Wesaw, L.P.N., due to her misdemeanor conviction in the 59th Judicial District Court, Kent County, Michigan.

On December 12, 2000, Wesaw was convicted of Possession of Marijuana. Wesaw was ordered to pay fines and costs totaling $350.00.

On April 12, 2004, MDCH issued an order summarily suspending Wesaw’s 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, use or possession of a controlled substance.

An administrative hearing will be scheduled to address the status of Wesaw’s nursing 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.