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Check Your Report
Have you received a notification from the NPDB? Find answers to common questions about reports.

For Organizations

Registering with the NPDB
How an organization can apply to access NPDB information.

Changing Your Data Bank Administrator
What to do if your Data Bank administrator is leaving your organization.

Querying the NPDB
Start using Continuous Query within your organization.

State Licensing and Certification Boards
Reporting and querying guidance for state licensing and certification organizations.

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Legislation and Regulations
Laws, policies, and statutes that govern the NPDB.

Understand NPDB terminology and definitions.


February 9, 2016
The NPDB has revamped the Information for Attorneys page, which now contains more robust guidance and useful links for attorneys about what should be reported to the NPDB, what they may access in the NPDB (and how), and other information.

February 3, 2016
This NPDB Insights reviews the web enhancements and updates of 2015, introduces the new NPDB Help Center, and describes why readers should use NPI numbers when querying and reporting.