LARA Immediately Suspends License of Canton Pharmacist

Contact: Melanie Brown 517-373-9280
Agency: Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

JUNE 19, 2013 - The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has immediately suspended the license to practice as a pharmacist of Brijesh Rawal, R.Ph., of Canton, Michigan based on his conviction in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan. 

 

On January 28, 2013, Rawal was convicted of one count of Health Care Fraud Conspiracy, one count of Health Care Fraud Aiding and Abetting, one count of Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances and three counts of Distribution of Controlled Substances, Aiding and Abetting, all of which are felonies. Rawal was sentenced to imprisonment for a period of 68 months, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1,761,217.00.

 

On June 10, 2013, LARA issued an order summarily suspending Rawal's license pursuant to the Public Health Code which provides for the mandatory summary suspension of a health professional's license upon the conviction of a felony, a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for a maximum term of two years, or a controlled substance-related conviction.

 

For more information on disciplinary actions taken by the health professional licensing boards within LARA, please go to http://www.michigan.gov/healthlicense, and click on Licensing for Health Professionals.

 

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