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New York State
Workers' Compensation Board
OFFICE OF THE CHAIR
328 State Street  Schenectady, New York 12305
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo


Subject No. 046-1288

Removal of Dr. Donald Holzer

Authorization No. 135132-9I

Date: March 30, 2020

Pursuant to Workers' Compensation Law Sections 13-d(2)(a) and (5), the Chair of the New York State Workers' Compensation Board has exercised her authority to remove Dr. Donald Holzer's authorization to perform independent medical examinations in the New York State workers' compensation system effective March 17, 2020. Dr. Holzer's last known business address is:

3315 High Street
Portsmouth, VA 23707-3319

The removal is based upon Consent Order (BPMC No. 20-062), issued by the New York State Department of Health, State Board for Professional Medical Conduct (BPMC), effective March 19, 2020, wherein Dr. Holzer was precluded from practicing medicine in New York state and from practicing in any setting where his practice is based solely on his New York license.

Therefore, the Chair believes that Dr. Holzer may be guilty of misconduct, and that such misconduct would detrimentally affect the quality of care provided to injured workers.

Dr. Holzer is prohibited from performing independent medical examinations, and from conducting reviews of records regarding variance requests pursuant to 12 NYCRR § 324.3(b)(2)(ii)(a). Reports submitted by Dr. Holzer for services rendered prior to March 17, 2020 are valid but are invalid for any services rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Holzer for services rendered prior to March 17, 2020 should not be denied due to the removal of his authorization.

Any questions regarding the authorized lists should be referred to the Medical Director's Office at 1 (800) 781-2362.

 

Clarissa M. Rodriguez
Chair