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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.

User Accounts and Passwords
Guidance for Data Bank administrators and registered users.

Querying the NPDB
Start using Continuous Query within your organization.

Popular Resources

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

Understand NPDB terminology and definitions.


July 8, 2015
The July 2015 NPDB News reminds readers about the e-Guidebook, gives readers technology tips to improve their web browsing experience, and explains how to interpret Continuous Query responses.

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.

June 19, 2015
The NPDB Research Statistics and the Data Analysis Tool were updated to reflect all existing "Other" fields of licensure, and to reflect updated data from 2014. Please note that NPDB users should download the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer (IE) for the fastest experience with not only the NPDB website, but with all websites.