On Aug. 10, 2012, Acharya was convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud, a felony. Acharya was sentenced to probation for three years with terms to include a psychological/psychiatric evaluation and mental health counseling, costs and $500,000 in restitution.
On Sept. 9, 2013, LARA issued an order summarily suspending Acharya’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 michigan.gov/lara, and click on Health Care Services, Bureau.
Source: LARA press release