Marquette Social Worker Loses LicenseContact: T.J. Bucholz (517) 241-2112Agency: Community Health
September 11, 2006
The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has summarily suspended the limited licensed master’s social work license of Hilary Edith Wright, L.L.M.S.W., based on her misdemeanor convictions in the 96th Judicial District Circuit Court of Marquette County, Michigan, and her substance abuse issues. Wright failed to report her convictions to MDCH as required by the Public Health Code.
On February 27, 2006, Wright was convicted of one misdemeanor count of Escape from Lawful Custody. As a result, Wright was sentenced placed on probation for 12 months and ordered to pay fine, costs and fees totaling $765.
On March 14, 2006, Wright was convicted of one misdemeanor count of Driving While Impaired and Larceny less than $200. As a result, Wright was placed on probation for 12 months and ordered to pay fine, costs and fees in totaling $695.
On August 23, 2006, MDCH issued an order immediately suspending Wright’s license pursuant to the Public Health Code, which provides for the summary suspension of a health professional’s license when the Department concludes that public health, safety or welfare requires emergency action. An administrative hearing will be scheduled to address the status of Wright’s limited licensed master’s social work license.
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.