Royal Oak Audiologist Loses License

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The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has immediately suspended the license of Nancy Ann Northway to practice as an audiologist, based on her felony conviction.

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On Dec. 11, 2008, in the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court, Oakland County, Mich., Northway was convicted of Operated Under the Influence of Liquor Per Se, Third Offense, a felony. As a result, Northway was sentenced to jail for a period of 90 days, probation with terms for three years, and ordered to pay fines, costs and supervision fees of $6,880.

On April 17, 2009, MDCH issued an order summarily suspending Northway's license pursuant to the Public Health Code which provides for the mandatory summary suspension of a health professional upon the conviction of a felony, a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for a maximum term of two years, or a controlled substance-related conviction.

An administrative hearing will be scheduled to address the status of Northway's license to practice as an audiologist.

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