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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

Confidentiality

Information reported to the NPDB is considered confidential and will not be disclosed except as specified in the NPDB statutes (Title IV, Section 1921, and Section 1128E) and implementing regulations (45 CFR Part 60). Confidential receipt, storage, and disclosure of information are essential ingredients of NPDB operations. The confidentiality provisions of Title IV, Section 1921, and Section 1128E allow an eligible entity receiving information from the NPDB to disclose the information to others who are part of an investigation or peer review process, as long as the information is used for the purpose for which it was provided. In those instances, everyone involved in the investigation or peer review process is subject to the confidentiality provisions of the NPDB.

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