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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: Queries

  1. May hospitals query on health care practitioners who they do not credential or privilege but who they hire, such as nurses?

    Yes. Hospitals and other health care entities may query on practitioners when making determinations regarding employment or affiliation. For example, the human resources departments of hospitals and health care entities may query the NPDB on nurses, nurse aides, radiological technicians, physical therapists, and other health care practitioners when making hiring decisions.

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