The Washington Medical Commission has issued its final order regarding a Washougal physician assistant (PA) accused of promoting unfounded COVID-19 treatments and verbally harassing medical professionals treating hospitalized COVID patients.
The Commission’s order indefinitely suspends the PA license of Scott C. Miller, founder of the Miller Family Pediatrics clinic in Washougal.
The final order, which followed a five-day hearing before a panel of medical experts in August 2022, concluded Miller had “committed unprofessional conduct,” violating six sections of a Washington state law regulating health professionals.
The decision concludes the Commission’s investigation into Miller’s behavior during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021.
In August 2021, the Washington Medical Commission — the state commission charged with ensuring physicians and physician assistants provide quality health care — said it had received more than a dozen complaints involving Miller, including one complaint, lodged on Nov. 23, 2020, that said Miller was “endangering lives” by promoting anti-mask rhetoric on social media sites and sharing a barrage of antiquated or false information regarding COVID,” and had opened an investigation into the slew of complaints referencing Miller’s alleged unprofessional conduct.