Dr. Scott shows off his virtual Sacramento Superior Court hearing – held over the zoom – to fight traffic violations, wearing Scott Green, plastic surgeons, scrubs, gloves, masks and surgical caps.
“Are you available for trial?” The Sacramento Superior Court clerk asked Green during the proceedings, which was live stream. “Looks like you’re in the operating room right now?”
“I’m in the operating room.” “Yes I am available for trial. Go ahead”, ”
The beeping sound of medical equipment is heard in the background, and the green is seen handling surgical tools in a live stream. He said another surgeon was nearby to help with the surgery when he appeared in court.
But he confirmed that he was operating on the patient, Judge Gary Link, the court commissioner, rescheduled the hearing.
“So unless I make a mistake, I see a defendant in the middle of the operating room who appears to be actively engaged in providing services to the patient,” Link said during the virtual hearing. “I will run a trial if you are in the process of operating, if I do not feel comfortable for the patient’s welfare.”
In a statement to CNN, the California Medical Board said it was investigating the incident.
“The California Medical Board expects physicians to adhere to the standard of care when treating their patients,” the board said in a statement. “The board is aware of this incident and will investigate through it, as it does with the complaints it receives.”
CNN reached out to Green for comment but never heard back. His next hearing is set for Thursday, Link said.