Disciplinary Action against
William Holder, M.D. (1996)
In 1996, the New Jersey Attorney General obtained a consent agreement (shown below) in which William Holder, M.D., was ordered to (a) properly code insurance claim forms; (b) obtain informed consent when using unconventional methods; (c) stop using an "Acuscope," device; (d) stop selling dietary supplements, homeopathic remedies, and herbal products; and (e) pay $5,319.92 to cover the cost of the state medical board's investigation of him.
In 2006, the board issued a consent order indicating that it had concluded that Holder had failed to maintain adequate records for two patients. He was fined $10,000, assessed $206.66 for costs, placed on probation, and ordered to take a medical record-keeping course approved by the board. In 2009, the board ended his probation and waived payment of his unpaid balance of $2,206.66.
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
DEPARTMENT OF LAW & PUBLIC SAFETY
DIVISION OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS
BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS
IN THE MATTER OF THE SUSPENSION
TO PRACTICE MEDICINE & SURGERY
FILED: March 12, 1996
This matter was opened before the Board of Medical Examiners upon the filing by Deborah T. Poritz, Attorney General of New Jersey, Brenda Talbot Lewis, Deputy Attorney General, appearing, of a complaint for the revocation or suspension of the license of William Holder, M.D., to practice medicine and surgery in the State of New Jersey. Said complaint alleged that Dr. Holder had been guilty of violations of the Medical Practice Act in that his actions demonstrated a pattern of dishonesty, misrepresentation, deception, false promise or false pretense pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:1-21 (b); constituted gross malpractice in violation of N.J.S.A. 45:1-21(c); constituted repeated acts of negligence, malpractice, or incompetence in violation of N.J.S.A. 45:1-21(d); constituted professional misconduct in violation of N.J.S.A. 45:1-21(e) and pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:1-21(e); constituted a failure to practice medicine in a manner consistent with the health, safety and welfare of the public pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:1-21(I); and demonstrated a lack of the good moral character which is an ongoing requirement of licensure to practice medicine and surgery in the State of New Jersey pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:9-6.
Steven H. Gifis, Esq., appearing for Dr. Holder, and the parties wishing to resolve this matter without the necessity for further proceedings, and the Board of Medical Examiners being satisfied that this Consent Order is adequately protective of the public health and welfare,
IT IS on this 12th day of March, 1996,
- Dr. Holder shall utilize proper medical coding for insurance reimbursement;
- Dr. Holder shall maintain patient records consistent with that coding;
- Dr.. Holder shall abandon the use of "acuscope" equipment;
- Dr. Holder shall advise all patients that he might be using untraditional methods and procedures for some part of their treatment, and shall obtain informed consent from those patients who agree to said unconventional methods and procedures. Those who do not agree shall be treated only by traditional or conventional methods.
- Dr. Holder shall abandon the sale of supplements, homeopathic remedies, Chinese botanicals, herbal formulas, plant-based enzymes, Ginki products and similar items;
- Dr. Holder shall pay costs in this matter in the amount of $5,319.92, due and payable as follows: $219.92 upon entry of this Order; thereafter $200.00 per month on the lOth day of each month starting on April 10 1996 and continuing until the full amount has been paid.
Robert L. Johnson, M.D., F.A.A.P.
I have read and understood
the within Order and agree to
be bound by the terms therein.
Consent is hereby given to
the Board for its entry.
William Holder, M.D.
Steven H. Gifis, Esq.
Counsel to Dr. Holder
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