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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 Organizations Negative Actions or Findings Reporting Exclusions from Participation in Federal and 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. A hospital's human resources department and medical staff services staff will both need to query the NPDB. Can one organization have more than one DBID?

    An organization can have more than one DBID. However, rather than registering for multiple DBIDs, an entity is encouraged to simply create multiple user accounts (i.e., user IDs) under the organization's single DBID. An entity can establish as many user accounts as necessary and can deactivate those accounts when needed without deactivating its DBID.

    If the hospital chooses to register its human resources department and medical staff services staff separately with the NPDB, each department may obtain separate DBIDs. However, departments with different DBIDs cannot download a response from a query entered by another department with a different DBID. Also, special care must be taken to be sure that the same report is not submitted twice.

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