Physician Assistant Charged with Writing Illegal Prescriptions

El Dorado Hills Woman Charged with 30 Felony Counts

shutterstock_231001237An arraignment is scheduled for Monday, September 21, 2015 in El Dorado County Superior Court for an El Dorado Hills physician assistant charged with 30 felony counts of unlawfully writing prescriptions and prescription forgery, along with 15 misdemeanor counts of prescribing controlled substances for personal use.

Wei-Ling Guo, a licensed physician assistant since 2002, was investigated by the Health Quality Investigation Unit – Sacramento Field Office of the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation after the Physician Assistant Board received a consumer complaint and requested the investigation.

The El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office alleged that between December 2012 and February 2015, Guo illegally prescribed controlled substances to 15 fictitious patients which she then obtained from pharmacies in Sacramento and El Dorado Counties for her own use.

At Guo’s court appearance the Physician Assistant Board will request an order restricting Guo’s license and her ability to practice as a physician assistant during the duration of the criminal case.