PA banned from Kansas for posing as physician, using bad Botox

A physician assistant from Garden City, Kan., was temporarily banned from operating in the state for allegedly using Botox injections from overseas that were not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and for allegedly misrepresenting himself as a physician.

The attorney general filed a consumer protection lawsuit this week in a Kansas district court against Joel Erskin, part owner and operator of Renovo Medical and University Medical in Garden City. The judge issued a temporary restraining order on Mr. Erskin, banning him from operating in Kansas until the case is settled.

The lawsuit alleges Mr. Erskin wore a nametag identifying himself as "Dr. Joel Erskin" while working at Renovo Medical and University Medical, and a patient said he introduced himself as "Dr. Erskin," according to court documents. It also alleges Mr. Erskin was practicing without supervision by a physician as required by law.

The lawsuit follows an investigation conducted by federal authorities and the attorney general's office, and it seeks civil penalties and investigative fees.


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