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About the NPDB

The NPDB is a federal information repository dedicated to improving health care quality, promoting patient safety, and preventing fraud and abuse.

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Health Care Professionals

For Health Care Professionals,
Residents, and Students

Order a search for your information in the NPDB.

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.

Popular Resources

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

Understand NPDB terminology and definitions.


August 17, 2015
The August 2015 NPDB News alerts users to the ability to upload renewal documents, discusses the benefits of report forwarding, and details what you need to know about querying other organizations.

June 29, 2015
The e-Guidebook (the web version of the NPDB Guidebook) is now available, so you no longer need to download a PDF to view the Guidebook's content. Learn more on our News page.