AUSTIN (KYTX)- On August 14, a disciplinary panel of the Texas Medical Board temporarily suspended, with notice, the Texas surgical assistant license of Christopher James Scott, S.A., after determining his continued practice as a surgical assistant poses a continuing threat to public welfare. The suspension was effective immediately.
On April 8, Scott was arrested by the Houston Police Department (HPD) and was subsequently indicted on April 9, for two counts of felony possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, in Harris County.
The panel found the evidence demonstrates that Scott's possession and likely distribution of illegal narcotics puts him at a substantial risk of being impaired when providing medical care to patients. Furthermore, the evidence demonstrates that he engaged in multiple violations of federal law, state law, the Surgical Assistant Act and Board rules.
Based on these findings of fact, the panel finds an imminent peril to public health, safety, or welfare that requires immediate effect of an Order of Temporary Suspension.
The temporary suspension remains in place until the Board takes further action.