The Michigan Department of Consumer & Industry Services (CIS) has summarily suspended the chiropractic license of J. Edward Rassel, D.C., due to a felony conviction.
From 1997-2000, Rassel reportedly submitted bills to insurance companies for manipulative treatments that were allegedly never performed. On Aug. 26, 2002, in the United States District Court, Western District of Michigan, Rassel was convicted of one felony count of Health Care Fraud. Rassel was sentenced to five months imprisonment and ordered to pay fines and restitution totaling $101,000.00.
On March 20, 2003, the CIS Bureau of Health Services summarily suspended Rassel’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.
An administrative hearing will be scheduled to address the status of Rassel’s suspended license.
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