A state disciplinary board has reinstated the medical license of Dover physician Dr. Jerome L. Abrams.
Delaware's Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline took the action Feb. 4 in the case of Dr. Jerome L. Abrams, said David Mangler, director of the Division of Professional Regulation.
"[Dr. Abrams] is fully free to practice again."
At the time of the allegations, Abrams was on the staff at Dover Family Physicians.
Biden said Abrams
was under investigation by the Delaware State Police for "committing sexual misconduct against patients for a period of several years," adding the allegations "serious and disturbing."
The discipline board held a formal hearing on Oct. 1, which rejected the allegations of sexual misconduct, but instead ordered Abrams
be cited for impropriety based on inappropriate "behaviors and gestures," for failing to explain why he
was touching his
female patients and for not having chaperones present during examinations.
The board ordered Abrams' license be suspended for four months beginning Oct. 1, that he
undergo 12 hours of medical education, including sexual boundaries, chaperone use and medical ethics and complete a psychiatric examination.
also was ordered to pay a $5,000 fine.
To reinstate his license, Abrams
was required to again go before the board, Mangler said.
Reached by phone, Abrams
had no additional comment on the case.