Including Ivermectin in recommended treatments part of charges
The Washington Medical Commission (WMC) announced Friday that a Clark County physician assistant’s license was suspended over his alleged treatment for COVID-19. Scott Miller has been on the front lines caring for citizens during the pandemic.
The Washington State Department of Health website has a statement of charges and summary action order regarding Miller. The action was brought by the Attorney General and on Tuesday, the WMC issued a summary suspension of Miller’s license to practice as a physician assistant, pending further action.
The WMC has authority to take immediate action when they deem there is an “immediate danger to the public health, safety or welfare.”
The charges date back to May 2021 where Miller allegedly “began a public campaign touting the use of ivermectin in treating COVID-19.” He is alleged to have invoked his status as a physician assistant as part of these public statements. They cite the fact that the primary manufacturer of ivermectin has said it has no indications that ivermectin should be used to treat the virus.
Miller is alleged to have prescribed the medication to at least one patient, supposedly without “adequate examination of the patient and without regard for possible interaction with other prescribed medications.”
Miller is well known in many local circles advocating for parents and children. He was one of three healthcare providers who shared ways to stay healthy and avoid being hospitalized at a Well Washington event earlier this month.
Supporters have planned a rally Monday afternoon (4-6 p.m.) in front of the office of Miller Family Pediatrics in Washougal. They have also started a GoFundMe account to help Miller in the legal battle.