Richard Day: Palm Beach County man accused of practicing mental health counseling without license

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A Palm Beach County man, whose medical license was taken away from him four years ago, is accused of practicing medicine without a license.

The Attorney General Medicaid Fraud Control Unit arrested Richard Robert Day, 70, following allegations that he practiced mental health counseling without a valid license and defrauded the Medicaid program.

Investigators said that Day was employed by Brevard County nursing home MTS Health Services, LLC, where he forged a mental health counseling license to secure employment.

Day is accused of the fraudulent billings of more than $9,000 to the Medicaid program.

The Florida Department of Health permanently revoked Day’s license in 2010 after an investigation revealed that he did not disclose prior out-of-state felony convictions, including one for sexual battery on a former patient, therefore he did not meet licensure requirements.

The Florida Attorney General's Office says that Day faces charges of Medicaid fraud and practicing mental health counseling without a license, both third-degree felonies

If convicted, he faces up to 11 years in prison and $11,000 in fines.

The Attorney General’s Office of Statewide Prosecution will bring Day's case to court.

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