Kaul, 47, who owns the New
Jersey Spine and Rehabilitation Center in
Pompton Lakes, agreed to cease and desist
from performing or assisting in any and
all spinal surgical procedures.
In a Complaint filed with
the Board on April 2 by the Attorney General,
Kaul is accused of gross negligence, malpractice
and/or incompetence based on his alleged
performing of spinal surgical procedures
for which he lacks sufficient training,
education or experience.
The restrictions on Kaul’s
license took effect today, after the Board
approved an interim consent order with him.
The restrictions will remain in effect until
the Board holds a hearing on the Complaint
filed against him by the Office of the Attorney
General and considers additional action
on his medical license.
Kaul also agreed to cease
and desist from performing all surgical
and special procedures which utilize conscious
sedation, regional anesthesia, or general
anesthesia, until such time as he obtains
hospital or other appropriate privileges.
“The Board has acted
to protect the public through restricting
Dr. Kaul’s ability to perform spinal
and other specific procedures,” Attorney
General Jeffrey S. Chiesa said. “If
Dr. Kaul had not agreed to these restrictions,
we were prepared to ask the Board to take
action against his license at its meeting
The interim consent order expands upon license
restrictions put into place last month,
under a separate, voluntary agreement with
Kaul currently is permitted
to perform only minor surgical procedures,
as defined under Board regulations.
paramount focus is professional standards
of care and adherence to its regulations.
When either is not met, the Board will consider
disciplinary action against the licensee
in order to protect the public,” said
Eric T. Kanefsky, Acting Director of the
State Division of Consumer Affairs.
The Board previously took
disciplinary action against Kaul in 2003,
when it suspended him for six months, followed
by 18 months of probation, after it learned
that Kaul failed to disclose to the Board
that he was convicted of negligent manslaughter
in England in connection with the delivery
of anesthesia to a dental patient.