By Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.
According to a press release Purple Walrus Press received from Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessels office late Wednesday afternoon, May 13, Owosso barber Karl Manke’s professional
According to the press release, the Attorney General’s office issued an administrative licensing complaint on Tuesday, alleging several violations of the Michigan Occupational Code and administrative rules, including gross negligence and willful violations of the health and safety rules of a political subdivision.
According to the statement, licensing actions follow Manke’s
According to Wednesday's statement from Nessels office, “Mr. Manke’s actions in violating Gov. Whitmer’s executive orders as well as other health orders put the public at risk for contracting COVID-19,” Nessel said. “Anytime you have a barber or other professional providing services to numerous citizens in close proximity to each other and those citizens are then returning to their various residences, there is a risk of contracting and spreading the virus. It is paramount that we take action to protect the public and do our part to help save lives.”
The Occupational Code allows LARA to summarily suspend a professional license if there is an imminent threat to the public health, safety and welfare. An order of summary suspension is a temporary measure to protect the public and not a final determination that a licensee has violated the Occupational Code. This according to the press release.