Published Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009 | 2:49 p.m.
Updated Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009 | 2:52 p.m.
Like other medical assistants throughout the state, Betty Guerra was to return to work this week. But unlike the others caught up in the fiasco resulting from the sudden effort by the Board of Medical Examiners to enforce a long-ignored statute that says who may administer drugs, Guerra faces 10 felony counts for injecting Botox and suturing.
Now that the board has given medical assistants its blessing to do their jobs again it appears the attorney general’s office is trying to drum up additional charges against Guerra. Our calls to the AG went unanswered but sources tell us the investigator hounding Guerra turned up today at the doctor’s office where she was to return to work tomorrow and inquired about her social security number. The doctor, spooked by the attention from the AG, rescinded the offer of employment.
Guerra’s attorney confirms he’s filing a motion to dismiss the felony counts should his request to the AG’s office to drop the charges be declined. I suppose prosecuting Guerra for the crime that is no crime would be the consummate ending to this fiasco.