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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: Eligible Entities

  1. Does an organization have to notify the NPDB when it has a new certifying official?

    Yes. The eligible entity gives its certifying official the authority to certify the legitimacy of registration information provided to the NPDB. The person authorized by the entity to act as the certifying official may change at any time at the discretion of the entity. However, the NPDB keeps a record of the staff title and name of the individual assigned as the certifying official and must be notified when changes occur.

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