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Overview Submitting Reports to the NPDB Reporting Medical Malpractice Payments Reporting Adverse Clinical Privileges Actions Reporting Adverse Professional Society Membership Actions Reporting State Licensure and Certification Actions Reporting Federal Licensure and Certification Actions Reporting Peer Review Organization Negative Actions or Findings Reporting Private Accreditation Organization Negative Actions or Findings Reporting Exclusions from Participation in Federal or State Health Care Programs Reporting Federal or State Health Care-Related Criminal Convictions Reporting Health Care-Related Civil Judgments Reporting Other Adjudicated Actions or Decisions

Q&A: General Information

  1. Are researchers permitted to obtain relevant information from the NPDB?

    Yes. While the NPDB is prohibited by law from disclosing information on a specific health care practitioner, entity, provider, or supplier to a member of the general public, statistical data are available to the public in a form that does not identify any individual or organization. In order to access the data, researchers will be asked to review and agree to a Data Use Agreement that spells out specifics of how the data provided may be used in accordance with the law.

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