by Nick Delgado
Guam - The Guam Board of Allied Health Examiners will leave it to their legal counsel to review a most recent concern by veterinarian Dr. Joel Joseph. The Wise Owl Animal Hospital owner issued a letter to the board stating the law is clear that no person who is a candidate for public office be eligible for appointment to any board or commission.
Dr. Joseph specifically named Dr. Velma Harper, who currently sits on the board, and ran for office during the 2010 election. He adds the board only had enough members to make a quorum with her presence then, and claims all actions by the GBAHE since November 2010 are null and void.
Chairperson Dr. Mamie Balajadia had board members review the letter during today's meeting. The GBAHE has tasked its legal counsel Attorney David Highsmith to review the letter and make a final determination.