The Medical Board of California said it was investigating a plastic surgeon who attended a video traffic courtroom from an operating room during a hearing and dressing with a patient at the surgical table.
Surgeon, Dr. Scott Green reported by videoconferencing for a trial in Sacramento Superior Court on Thursday.
“Hello, Mr. Green? Hi, are you available for testing? “A courtroom clerk said that Dr. wearing a surgical mask and hat. Green appeared in a virtual square, behind which operating room lighting fixtures were visible. “It looks like you’re in an operating room right now.”
“I am, Sir,” Dr. Green answered as the machines beeped in the background. “Yes, I am in an operating room right now. I am available for testing. Go straight ahead. “
The clerk gave Dr. Advised Green that the hearing, by which the report was made The sacramento bee, Will be live-streamed on YouTube.
Dr. After Greene was sworn in, his camera briefly turned around and revealed a person at an operating table.
A Sacramento Superior Court Commissioner Gary Link appeared on camera.
“Unless I am mistaken, I am seeing a defendant who is actively appearing in the middle of an operating room to provide services to a patient,” Mr. Link said. “Is that right, Mr. Green? Or should I say Dr. Green?”
Dr. Green confirmed that it was.
Mr. Link said, “If you do not care about the fact that you are in the process of the operation that I will put to the test today despite the fact that the officer is here.”
Dr. Green explained that there was another surgeon in the room who could perform the surgery.
But Mr. Link disagreed.
“I do not think so. I don’t think it’s fair, “he said, adding that he would reschedule the test for the time that Dr. Green was not working on a patient.
“We want to keep people healthy, we want to keep them alive. This is important, ”said Mr. Link. He set March 4 as a new trial date.
Dr. The reason for Green’s court appearance was not clear.
Dr. Green, who has offices in Sacramento and Granite Bay, California, did not respond to a request for comment on Sunday. Mr. Link could not reach either.
Carlos Villetoro, a spokesman for the Medical Board of California, said the board was aware of the hearing and “will be watching it, as it receives all complaints.”
The board said, “It is expected that physicians must follow the standard of care when treating their patients.”
Mr. Villatoro declined further details citing complaints and the legal secrecy of the investigation.
Since court proceedings have gone online during the coronovirus epidemic, it has been wrongly withheld.
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